July 29, 2012

Charity Hurts

I received an email from Andrew Thatcher in Australia, who wrote and directed a low budget martial arts flick called “Charity Hurts.”  He sent me the DVD so I could check it out, which I just did.

Synopsis:  “When the pushy, corporate run charities go to far in there attempts to get money off everyday man Jason Jones he uncovers the secret truth that the charities are all linked and being controlled by one organisation… THE MOB ! Does this regular Joe stand a chance against the high powered corporations spreading fear and financial hardship amongst his town ? Charity hurts is filled with martial arts, guns, explosions and a dose of tongue in cheek humor.”

I gotta say, it was great fun; everyone just looked like they were having a blast and it even has an abusive Panda in it.  The best thing about it were the sound effects, which were hilarious.   It was an hour of non-stop action and martial arts with some good one liners as well.

I love the story, it was something new and had a lot of awesome moments.

There was a really cool move where someone uses another guy’s knees as a step and kinda uppercuts him, it was like something from Street Fighter 2 which is, as we all know completely awesome.

The only thing I would say is that sometimes the background music was a bit loud and it was difficult to hear some of the dialogue, although I can’t hear out of my right ear at the moment so that probably doesn’t help.

Overall, I found Charity Hurts to be a cheesy, fun and really humorous martial arts flick and worth checking out.

About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.

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