How these movies got past me will remain a mystery, but I am so glad I stumbled on them. If you’re a fan of Asian action flicks, The Fable movies are some damn nice viewing.
I don’t wanna go into the story too much because I knew nothing. I went in blind and was blown away. I’d no idea the first film I was watching was actually the sequel. Afterwards, I found the first part and watched it straight away.
The films focus on a hitman called The Fable. This is a guy you do not want to fu*k with. If you’re unfortunate enough to become a target you have got a total of 6-seconds to come up with an escape plan. 6-seconds is all it takes for him to kill you.
After a year of killing, The Fable is told by his boss to take a break and not kill anyone for a year. He is given a new identity and now must act like an “ordinary” citizen under the name Akira Sato.
But being the legendary Fable, trouble is never too far away. Our emotionless hitman must face a new enemy. All of this while trying to stay true to his boss’ orders “Do Not Kill Anyone For Year”.
Such fun, action-packed and beautifully choreographed movies.
The first instalment does pull out some jaw-dropping moves but the sequel had me almost speechless within the first few minutes. There’s a scene where he kills someone in a car but then realises that a kid is in the back seat. The lifeless corpse drops, all weight goes on the acceleration pedal leaving him hanging on to the side of the car trying to navigate it before it drives off the roof killing the young girl. That scene was without a doubt the freshest stunt choreography I have witnessed since Jaa in the market scene in Ong Bak.
Packed full of headshots, bloodshed and stunning choreography. With hints of Ong Bak, The Raid and the parkour building-sliding action we got in the French flick District 13. If the above-mentioned films are your thing, then you’re in for a treat.
Based on a hugely popular manga of the same name. I haven’t read the manga, so I have nothing to compare it to but I loved the sh*t outta both movies.
Both The Fable movies are available to stream on Netflix UK/Ireland. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. As always, thanks for reading.
Article by GG