Michael Jai White kicks ass in Blood and Bone 
Blood and Bone, released in 2009, was written by Michael Andrews and directed by Ben Ramsey. Michael Jai White (Why Did I Get Married? Why Did I Get Married Too?, Spawn, Undisputed II) takes the lead role with Eamonn Walker, and Julian Sands. Also featured are fighters Matt Mullins, Bob Sapp, Kimbo Slice, Gina Carano, Ernest Miller and Maurice Smith.
White plays an ex-con, Isaiah Bone, who in order to fulfil a promise made in prison, must enter into the realm of underground fighting. Armed with an arsenal of lethal martial art moves, he breaks bones and spills blood as he takes on the streets meanest, hardest hitters.
White fits perfectly into this role. He makes good use of that bulky frame and bulging muscles unlike in “Why Did I Get Married?” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?” which was a waste of his physical stature. He makes good use of his fighting skills too.
The fight choreography is pretty good, and it has to be when real Mix Martial Arts (MMA) fighters are featured. And the minimal or no use of any computer generated artificially added lighting gives the film a realistic feeling. The story is well written but Bone’s back story remains a mystery.
The film, does not give any clear details on Bone’s life before prison, and leaves the audience asking more about him. Where did he learn to fight? How did he end in prison? However, that could also be direct social commentary, to let bygones be bygones and accept someone for who is now.
For a low budget action movie, this film definitely tops my list.