Film: Blood And Bone

Blood and Bone is a 2009 American direct-to-DVD martial arts film directed by Ben Ramsey and written by Michael Andrews. The film stars Michael Jai White, Eamonn Walker and Julian Sands, and features martial artist Matt Mullins and MMA fighters Bob Sapp, Kimbo Slice, Maurice Smith, Gina Carano and Ernest "The Cat" Miller.

Flew largely under the radar and only earned 2.5 out of 4 stars at the News Blaze.

This movie contains examples of:

  • Affably Evil: James
  • Asian and Nerdy: Pinball heavily averts this. He uses a lot of urban hood slang and curses just as much.
  • Badass: Isaiah Bone, the protagonist. For being mostly dispassionate, he kicks copious amounts of ass throughout the movie.
  • Black Is Bigger in Bed: In a surprisingly funny moment, James responds to a racist tirade by relating story about how rich white men from hundreds of years ago used to think they were superior to all the dark skinned savages they met until "one of them dropped their loin cloth".
  • Boomerang Bigot: James to an extent, though he does come to the defense of his ethnicity when a member of another bad mouths it.
  • Comically Serious: This little exchange after Bone clears out an entire crowd of fighters.
    Pinball: Goddamn! You just took out the whole village! The whole motherfucking village! *wooh's at the wad of money in his hands, previously liberated from an opposing gangster's pants, and promptly sniffs it*
    Bone: You know where that's been, right?
    Pinball: Goddamn you one crazy sonuvabitch!
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: This is Bone's specialty.
  • Excuse Plot: It's as bare-bones as you can get with a revenge story. Bone is out for revenge against a local mob leader who had his friend Danny framed for triple homicide and subsequently killed in prison (the murderers mistook Danny for Bone).
  • Guile Hero: Bone, in addition to being an action hero, is also manipulating events to the best of his ability throughout.
  • Invincible Hero: 'Bone', even more than most of the heroes on that page. The only reason an opponent ever gets in a hit that actually leaves a mark is so he can get patched up by his Sassy Black Woman landlady and give her a Tai Chi lesson. It doesn't matter how many opponents he has, or what weapons they have, he pwns them. At least the other examples lose a fight or at least look like they might at times. Not Bone.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: Big Bad James tries to put on this front. Deep down, he's just a thug, which is made all the more evident when he claims to not be a drinker, smoker or using profanity. But when his plans fall apart all around him, he suffers a Villainous Breakdown and loses all sense of composure, cursing repeatedly in every scene thereafter.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: A few but James most prominently. He actually attempts to avert this- he doesn't smoke, drink and (usually) avoids profanity, but deep down he's a violent and sexist thug with delusions of grandeur.
  • The Scourge of God: With the Gengis Khan references it was to be expected but Isaiah Bone does fit the trope description this site uses as well.
  • Wicked Cultured: James, again, specifically by claiming to be a warrior scholar of Genghis Khan.