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Shadow Master
      review by Bobby Blakey

It’s no secret I love all things martial arts. If there is a martial arts film I will watch it, but like any other genre they are always hit and miss. The latest, Shadow Master stars D.Y. Sao, Layton Matthews and Brian Le from director Pearry Reginal Teo. Could this film bring the promised action or will it find itself in hell?


Shadow Master follows one man who stands between demonic forces bent on hastening the Apocalypse and a ragtag group of apartment dwellers protecting their children from certain peril after being slain during a ferocious fight and reborn with supernatural powers.


I am always cautious when getting into these kinds of films as they tend to be all over the place more often than not with the saving grace hopefully being the action itself. This is exactly one of those films as the story is fine, but it is trying so hard to be something bigger that it gets lost in itself and never really offers much to keep you mentally invested.


Props to the action side though as it brings the pain almost every time. There are a couple of action pieces that are a bit cheesy, but as a whole they offer up some great choreography and execution. These are the saving grace to an otherwise underwhelming film, but not always enough to make it worth sitting through.


In the end it is yet another supernatural martial arts flick that doesn’t deliver what it hopes, but for fans does give you some great action pieces that will no doubt entertain. Decide for yourself and check out Shadow Master available now in select theaters, On Demand and digital from Saban Films.

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