Fistful of Vengeance is a 2022 American film that falls into the genre of action, thriller, and supernatural. It is directed by Roel Reiné and written by Jessica Chou, Cameron Litvack, and Yalun Tu. The film follows after the television series Wu Assassins with a cast consisting of Iko Uwais, Lawrence Kao, Lewis Tan, JuJu Chan, Francesca Corney, Pearl Thusi, Rhatha Phongam, and Simon Kuke. It had a worldwide release on February 17, 2022, through Netflix.
Fistful of Vengeance Story
After finding an ancient talisman on the dead body of Tommy’s sister Jenny, Kai, Tommy, and Lu Xin travel to Bangkok, Thailand to hunt down her killer. There they meet William Pan biotech, who requests them to find and bring Ku An Qi, his twin sister and underworld boss, who had been consuming qi in massive amounts to increase her supernatural powers. Pan explains that he and Ku are from the lineage of Pangu, who was killed by the first Wu assassin and whose essence is found within two talismans, the first in the possession of Pan and the second found on Jenny’s body, which previously belonged to Ku. Pan explains that Ku killed Jenny during her search for Kai, but ended up losing her talisman in the fight. Pan tells the trio that with the power of both talismans he can defeat Ku and restore order to the universe.
With Preeya, Tommy’s friend joining the group, they decide to kidnap Ku from a meeting of the city’s Triad bosses. Ku however uses her powers to control everyone in the building to attack the group while Kai is ambushed by Zan, a long-time foe, who is currently working for Ku. With the help of Zama, Lu Xin’s former lover and an Interpol agent after Ku, they take refuge in Preeya’s village. There the village shaman informs them about Pan’s true motives. Pan and Ku are working together to try and reform Panga and to use him to remake their ideal world and to achieve this they need both talisman and Kai’s qi.
Pan and Ku offer to bring back Preeya’s dead family in return for stealing Tommy’s talisman, which she then uses to absorb Kai’s qi. The village is attacked but the group manages to escape and tracks down Pan and Ku. It leads them to the site where Pangu and the first Wu assassin fought. Preeya overcomes with guilt ends up helping Tommy and Zama defeat Ku, while Zan is killed by Kai. However, Pan gets a hold of Kai’s qi and manages to reform Pangu. Pangu takes control over Pan’s body and mind controls Lu Xin to fight against Kai. Kai dispels the mind control and they fight Pangu, ultimately defeating him and trapping Pan underground.
Fistful of Vengeance Ending Explained
Since the very beginning of Wu assassins, Kai has been through a long journey to develop not only his supernatural abilities but also discover himself further. Fistful of vengeance on the other hand shows the legacy of the Wu assassin. Kai after defeating Pangu will surely gain a greater understanding and the importance of the Wu assassin, which will further develop his character for the future to come. It is also not false to say that Kai Jin is set on his way to becoming a legendary character in Iko Uwais’ career.
Preeya had her piece in the movie after being tempted into the villain’s side with the desire to see her dead family again. Once she comes back to her sense, she immediately switches sides which further roots her place in the family of Wu assassin. Lu Xin and Zama also repair their relationship throughout the movie.
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The final scene concludes with Kai telling his friends that he’s off to fight a necromancer to which Lu Xin jokes saying they’re about to go on vacation again. With the ending of the film and the second installment, it’s clear that it’s set up to continue the Wu assassin franchise after Fistful of Vengeance. Although it remains the question of whether it will continue in the same as a movie or a new season of the series.
Fistful of Vengeance Cast
Iko Uwais as Kai Jin
Iko Uwais was born in Indonesia. Iko has been learning silat since he was 10 years old and became the National Champion in 2005 in the Silat Demonstration category.
Lewis Tan as Lu Xin Lee
Lewis Tan is a Chinese-English actor. He played as Gaius Chau on season three of AMC’s “Into The Badlands”
Lawrence Kao as Tommy Wah
Lawrence Kao is the son of an accountant and a mailman, he was born in California. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in THEATER at UC IRVINE.
Pearl Thusi as Zama Zulu
Pearl Thusi is an actress/assistant director, known for The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Quantico, and Tremors 5: Bloodlines
Francesca Corney as Preeya
Francesca Corney is a Thai Actress. She is famous for her role in Fistful of Vengeance.
JuJu Chan Szeto as Zan Hui
JuJu Chan Szeto is a Chinese American actress, famously known for her fight action.
Jason Tobin as William Pan
Jason Tobin is an actor and director, best known for Better Luck Tomorrow, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Jasmine.
Yayaying Rhatha Phongam as Ku An Qi
Formerly known as Rhatha Phongam, Thai actress and pop star Yayaying is the daughter of Noi Phongam a famed comedic actor.
Where to Watch Fistful of Vengeance?
Fistful of Vengeance can be watched on Netflix.
Fistful of Vengeance Trailer
The Fistful of Vengeance trailer came out on January 20, 2022, on the official youtube channel of Netflix.
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