FIRST LOOK: Welcome To Sudden Death – Netflix

The linked article below contradicts itself declaring Welcome to Sudden Death as a “sequel” to Sudden Death (1995). It’s not off to a good start without Van Damme or Powers Booth (deceased). I liked the quirky movie that had Van Damme running around in a hockey arena, even playing a goalie at one point, while trying to foil a terrorist plot and save a ton of lives. It seemed at least a little inspired by the (much better movie) Black Sunday.

In August 2019 it was announced that “Welcome to Sudden Death” is the sequel to the 1995 film “Sudden Death” by Peter Hyams featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The production began a year ago and is now all set for the release. The Sports action thriller film remakes the film by adding comic elements besides the action. We love to see the action superstar and his outstanding martial arts onscreen, adding a few humorous features to the power-packed show would be a lot of fun. 

Netflix’s “Welcome to Sudden Death” featuring “Michael White” is dropping soon, It is the remake of the 1995 film “Sudden Death.”

Official trailer:

The main changes between the original and the remake based purely on the trailer are:

  1. No Jean-Claude Van Damme (possible)
  2. No Powers Booth (impossible)
  3. African American protagonist
  4. Basketball game instead of hockey playoffs making the movie title completely bogus

The title is really bad. Why the “Welcome to” part? It’s just stupid for a title.

Welcome To Sudden Death will be available for streaming on Netflix on September 29, 2020.