Watch Hafthor Björnsson Destroy Opponents as He Trains For a Death Match In This Clip From 'Kickboxer: Retaliation' - Maxim

Watch Hafthor 'The Mountain' Björnsson Absolutely Destroy Opponents In This Epic Clip From 'Kickboxer: Retaliation'

The 'Game of Thrones' villain is unstoppable.
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Why would anyone in their right mind go up against a man like Hafthor Björnsson, the gigantic strongman who played The Mountain on Game of Thrones? Seriously, even a fake, choreographed fight in a movie sounds absolutely terrifying. 

A pair of stuntmen probably found out just how terrifying it is to be on the wrong end of Björnsson's fists in the above clip. It's a cut from Kickboxer: Retaliation, a sequel to a reboot of Jean Claude Van Damme's 1989 B-movie, Kickboxer.

In Retaliation—a follow-up to Kickboxer: Vengeance, the 2016 remake—Van Damme is Master Durand, an oddly principled trainer guiding Alain Moussi's Kurt Sloan as the young fighter trains to face Björnsson's jacked-up villain, Mongkut.

Here's the filmmaker's synopsis:

One year after finding vengeance for his murdered brother, MMA champion Kurt Sloane finds himself back in Thailand – kidnapped and imprisoned there by a powerful gangster (Christopher Lambert). His only shot at freedom is to win an underground death match against a 400lb killer enhanced with state-of the-art drugs (Game of Thrones' Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson) . To make it out alive, he seeks training unlike anything he’s ever endured, with the help of the legendary Master Durand (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and fellow prisoner Briggs (Mike Tyson).

Yeah, Mike Tyson is in it too, because of course he is.

Kickboxer Hafthor

Let's not kid ourselves, these Kickboxers are just as B-level as the original, but they also look like a hell of a lot of fun. Who doesn't kind of get a kick out of a 6'8" literal mountain of a man tossing hapless guys around like ragdolls until he faces the one man who could find his weakness?

Hell yes, we're in. 

Kickboxer: Retaliation just premiered in theaters Friday, and is available On Demand.