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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK7HxRMVNtY

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.

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.

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