The Bodyguard

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Posted On: April 13, 2013
Posted In: Action Movies, All Movies, Kung Fu Movie Reviews, Kung Fu Movies, Martial Arts Movies
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Sonny Chiba is the consummate bad ass. The film kicks off with mafia terrorists hijacking a Japan Airlines flight to off our hero. Of course, Chiba thwarts their attempts, killing five mobsters with his bare hands with a lit cigarette hanging precariously from his mouth. After his midair heroics, Chiba holds a press conference announcing his intention to wipe out the nation’s narcotics industry. He also offers his services as a bodyguard to anyone who is willing to come forward and provide information about the drug lords activities.

Chiba-TheBodyguardHe is soon approached by a mysterious woman claiming to have important information and asking for Chiba’s protection. She seems to be legitimate, but is she really what she appears to be?

In case you were wondering why the opening monologue sounded so familiar, it was quoted liberally by Samuel L Jackson’s character in Pulp Fiction.

“The path of the righteous man and defender is beset on all sides by the iniquity of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper, and the father of lost children. And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious anger, who poison and destroy my brothers; and they shall know that I am Chiba the Bodyguard when I shall lay my vengeance upon them!”