Video Game Theater – Tekken: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament

It seems like live action fan trailers are here to stay and to continue this trend here’s a short film based on the Tekken franchise. Even when many of the main characters are missing, this trailer in particular is quite interesting as it features some good choreographed fighting sequences. Unfortunately, dialogues are terrible and most actors seem to over emphasize what they say. The trailer was created by QuantumOptics for the G4TV video game trailer contest, but missed the deadline.

In general, movies based on video games from the fighting genre end up being appalling (Mortal Kombat: Legacy seems to be the only exception that I can remember now,) but they also tend to be extremely entertaining. The Street Fighter, Dead or Alive, Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation and The King of Fighters  movies have all been atrocious, but most people still remember them fondly. On a personal note, I think the short film format suits the genre better.

Here’s the trailer: