(Phillip Rhee, Tom Arnold, Adam Irigoyen, Ryan Potter, Cade Sutton, et al / DVD / PG / 2015 / Anchor Bay Entertainment)
Overview: It's a few weeks before the big karate tournament, and the struggling Mid-City Community Center has just lost their instructor. But when former MMA champ Jimmy The Lightning Bolt Lee (writer/producer/director/star, Phillip Rhee) returns to the old neighborhood, he reluctantly agrees to train the misfit kids for their match against the undefeated Beverly Hills team. Can a washed-up fighter and a bunch of urban underdogs now teach their opponents and each other about confidence, courage and honor?
DVD Verdict: So, can a washed-up fighter and a bunch of urban underdogs teach their opponents—and each other—about confidence, courage and honor?! Of course he can, but the journey to finding out what the kids have to go through to get there is amazing to behold, trust me.
Starring Mirelly Taylor, Adam Irigoyen, Ryan Potter, Cade Sutton, Patrick Fabian, and even both Tom Arnold and Beau Bridges, 'Underdog Kids' is a truly inspiring, action-packed comedy for the whole family.
These so-named Underdog Kids spend their time at the community center and each has personal problems, but they want to learn the art of karate. They get a surprise when a man who was once part of the neighborhood comes back and becomes their instructor after theirs quits. The kids and the new instructor all have things to work on.
'Underdog kids' is really entertaining whilst at the same time also showing life’s important more values. Nothing is ever taken for granted here and that's is the biggest of life's lessons, is it not? This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.