It wasn’t too long ago when the film franchise Kickboxer was first introduced in theaters. The first was the Adam Vinatieri Son Of God, a Hollywood-style drama that starred Denholm Elliott as the foul-mouthed son of a Greek God and singer, Cher. The film managed to garner an okay (if not great) reception upon its release, but its star, Adam Vinatieri, starred in two more films starring opposite Cher. While he retained his role as the gruff, anti-hero in Wedding Crashers, Adam Vinatieri also found time on stage and screen to star in the well-received HBO film, An Officer And Many Horses.
Artist’s Personal Life And Work
Like most artists, the artist’s personal life sometimes gets in the way of his work. Therefore, Adam Vinatieri’s most famous roles are those where his character is thrust into the limelight, usually for the littlest things. In his role as the son of a Greek god, Adam takes a more traditional position, accompanying his father everywhere he goes (thus the saying, “Where there’s a Greek, there’s a Grecian”). However, when he left to study acting in New York, it was here where his work began to prosper. He would receive critical acclaim in plays such as Angels in Manhattan, As Young As They Are Now, Love Actually, and We Have Always Been Friends.
The Role Of Enzo
One of Adam’s most underrated roles is that of Enzo, the Bear. A wily, wise, and powerful warrior, Enzo is the quintessential symbol of Latin American culture. Born in Peru, he is described as being the last of his blood, the son of an eagle who sought out wisdom and who was forced to flee from his homeland due to a storm. Eventually seeking refuge with the Inca, Enzo would become skilled in speaking their language and learning their culture, eventually becoming their chief warrior and general of their army.
Enzo is identified by his white hair, which he inherited from his father. Another attribute that defines him is not being ashamed of carrying a weapon, as he is repeatedly shown brandishing an ax on a handful of different occasions. However, his greatest weapon is his intellect, which enables him to rattle on about anything, regardless of its importance or relevance. Enzo is seen reading a Spanish newspaper in one scene while eating dinner with his wife, Tuli. As the two are discussing the war that is soon to follow, Enzo states:
An Important Excerpt
“And so we decided to get ourselves an army and conquer the world, just like the Romans did… We’d rather rule our own countries than have anybody else to rule them.” This speech is the core of his character, as it characterizes the overall philosophy behind his films, which is about how a simple act of will can alter history. While this may be a bit far-fetched, one has to wonder what kind of impact Adam Vinatieri’s rise to fame and prominence would have had on young Mexican-American teens today.
The First Part Of The Movie
The first part of the movie centers on the plot, which revolves around Junipeteria, who lives along the border between Mexico and Texas. He witnesses the murder of a Cartagena girl by a group of local delinquents (referred to as Los Locos) and is captured by the pirates of the Yucatan Peninsula. There he is forced to become their captive and works as a cook, a boat boy, and a servant in several different restaurants. He also becomes known as Sonnie after his adopted name because, as the story unfolds, he tends to be the only Puerto Rican in all of Mexico. He tries to run away from his captors, but they capture him again and take him to El Grande, a place with a well-known seafood restaurant.
Meeting With Angelica
There he meets up with Angelica, whom he identifies as one of his cousins, and together they learn the reason for her visit. El Grande’s restaurant, Los Pollos, is a front for a secret hideout and arms factory where many drug runners are kept. However, when one of these drug runners, named Leon, arrives with another man, Jose, he is mistaken for a waiter in the area. While Jose tries to convince him that he doesn’t know the man’s real name, El Grande is wary, thinking something might be amiss. Eventually, after a lengthy shoot-out, El Grande’s cousin Chino enters the restaurant, where he quickly spots some smoke near one of the barrels and alerts Angelica and Junipeteria.
The Final Part
After quickly putting a halt to the attacks, El Grande and Jose find that they have been mistakenly transported to an underground facility guarded by hardened criminals. Armed with his newly-acquired machine gun, El Grande kills two criminals using his cousin’s body, while Jose distracts the third by shooting an electricity bolt from his finger. Once everyone has surrendered, El Grande leads his team to a freight train station where he meets with Angelica, who identifies the man she wants him to meet, Miguel, who ran away from home two weeks earlier. With the help of Angelica and Miguel (who also has a connection with Jose), El Grande catches and kills his target, freeing himself and his cousin Chino.