DOA: Dead or Alive is the movie adaptation of the popular videogame franchise of the same name. Generally, films based on videogames tend to stink, but DOA is pretty good. It’s faithful to its source material, featuring a knockout fighting tournament set on a tropical island and the fight scenes are well executed. Some of the acting and dialogue is stilted, especially at the start, but once it gets going it’s a real turn-your-brain-off-and-enjoy film.
Be aware that the videogame features female characters in bikinis and a spin-off game featured those same characters playing beach volleyball. All of this appears in this film. Like I said, it’s faithful to its source material and it doesn’t take itself too seriously by trying to be something that its not.
I’d watch this film again at some point, unlike some of the dross I’ve seen recently. I’m looking at you Atlantic Rim and Honeymoon!