It is a bad day for Sultan Hamza, the noble warrior and wise leader of an indigenous population in 1800’s Java. Dutch Captain Van Trach (Reinout Bussemaker – possible Oscar nomination for best slavering, demented corporate colony lackey of 2019) finds the Sultan and executes him in the most slavering, demented way, kicking off a revenge flick that finds a life of its own.
The wise sultan’s even wiser brother Arana escapes with the sultan’s two sons, Jamar and Suwo (Ario Bayu and Yoshi Sudarso). Huck Finns who fight like Bruce Lees, plus they have guns. And what marvelous guns. Not just automatic weapons, they have grenade launchers, tank penetrating rounds and compact thermonuclear cruise missiles (just kidding about that last one). Anyway, they are going to find Dutchy, put his finger in the dike and blow the dam (figuratively speaking). (CONTINUED)