FOOT FIST FRIDAYS: Bren Foster Pummels the Competition with Lethal Precision in FORCE OF EXECUTION!
By: John M Jerva
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I’m gearing up for my huge two part exclusive interview with Australian martial artist and action star Bren Foster for the release of his latest Deep Blue Sea 3 with another jolt of high-octane fisticuffs in Force Of Execution! In Maximum Conviction, Foster was a supporting player but this time around, he headlines the film which also features Steven Seagal once again and genre staples Danny Trejo and Ving Rhames.
This week’s edition of Foot Fist Fridays highlights Foster at his best as he takes on a prison with his lighning fisted precision and lethal kicks in a rousing display of power and brutal finesse. Enjoy!
It’s no secret that Bren Foster is a favorite of mine and ever since I first saw the Australian martial arts powerhouse unload in Maximum Conviction, I have been a fan ever since. Foster has gone on to star in several other films and was most notably a regular on the hit TNT action series The Last Ship. Foster has definite martial arts skills that are unequaled and he has some of the most devastating aerial kicks of anybody working in Hollywood today.
In 2013, Foster starred once again with Steven Seagal in the crime thriller Force Of Execution but this time, he was the main character of the film with Seagal, Rhames and Trejo serving as expert backup. In the film, Foster stars as Hurst who is a deadly assassin for ruthless crime boss Alexander Coates played by Seagal. When Hurst is sent on a mission to kill a prisoner in jail, he mistakingly takes out the wrong man which leads to severe consequences for him as he is brutally punished for the mistake. Now, alone and forgotten, Hurst must fight his way back for honor and retribution which leads to all out war.
Where Maximum Conviction only features one amazing display of fisticuffs from Mr. Foster, Force of Execution features several thrilling fight sequences with Bren getting ample opportunity to showcase what he’s made of. The opening sequence of the film where Foster’s Hurst infiltrates a prison to take out a target is a definite standout with Foster executing all his spectacular hand and feet combos in a rapid fire assault of precision and lethal ferocity.
Foster carves his way through a gauntlet of prison guards on his way to his mark and the audience is treated to one bad ass move after another from the human highlight reel. Bren’s moves are flawless and smooth and the fight choreography from Ron Balicki is spot on and worth the price of admission alone.
The film was billed rather heavily on the star power of Seagal, Trejo and Rhames but it is Foster who leads the charge and the opening salvo is a brilliant precursor of things to come from Foster in the film. One cool aspect is that, as punishment, Seagal has his hands heavily damaged forcing Hurst to rely on his kicking skills to save the day which is a win, win for fans. Foster pummels the competition and it’s a shame that he never showed up on any of the box art for the film as he is truly the one that carries the film.
If you’re unfamiliar with Foster’s work, then this movie is the perfect starter kit to send you on your journey of discovering what a true talent the man is and he is the real deal as he holds six black belts in six different disciplines. How’s that for legendary status?
Like I said in my last Foot Fist Friday, Foster is a literal human tornado and when he breaks out into action, it’s lookout time. He has amazing power and and agility that comes from years of hardcore training. We can only hope that Foster gets another opportunity to headline another action flick which has his expert skills on display for all to enjoy and while we wait, you may now check out the opening prison fight from Force Of Execution below!
This week, we are giving you a second round of Foot Fist Friday as one Bren Foster fight is not enough. Check out the equally awesome diner fight from the film as Foster systematically manhandles his competition which features a very devastating jump spinning back kick in slo-mo no less. Seagal even gets in on the action in the clip below. We’re going into overtime this week with another shot of close quarters combat in this week’s edition of Foot Fist Fridays!
Bren will next be seen in the threequel Deep Blue Sea 3 which hits Digital and VOD on July 28th ahead of its premiere on Blu-Ray and DVD on August 25th. In honor of the release, I will be delivering to all of you an exclusive two part interview with Bren. In Part on which is set to hit the Action Fix Podcast soon, we discuss Bren’s martial arts backround, getting into the film industry as well as starring alongside Seagal in both Maximum Conviction and Force Of Execution. We also chat in detail about his time on The Last Ship where he played SCPO Wolf Taylor where he got a weekly chance to lay the smackdown.
Part 2 of our exclusive chat will delve deep into the new film Deep Blue Sea 3 where Foster plays Lucas, who is a man with his own agenda. Be sure to keep it locked and loaded right here as we are your destination for everything action and Bren Foster!