Jimmy and Billy Lee are adopted brothers in a future California that has been torn apart by earthquakes and gang violence who discover that their surrogate mother (who, strangely, is about their age) Satori has been safeguarding one half of a mystical amulet which, when combined with its other half, grants its wielder godlike powers and which is being sought by the bombastic Kogo Shuko a.k.a. Guisman. Double Dragon is not a great movie. In fact, it's a pretty bad movie, one in a long line of video game films that have polluted screens since Mortal Kombat made the franchise conversion seem financially tenable. That said, Double Dragon has as goofy a spirit as the Super Mario Bros. movie but seems to embrace it more wholeheartedly, with amusing asides of public television featuring great celebrity cameos and a number of slapstick tropes thrown in as well. One of the biggest draws of the film might be the setting: An utterly devastated Hollywood area which is wholly and thoroughly realized in what seems to be the strongest creative element of the film. Of course, this all does little to redeem the otherwise hammy acting and poor choreography, but it is apparent that, despite being billed as a martial arts action film, Dini and company tried to make it a serviceable comedy and, as long as you are willing to laugh at the film as much as with it, you may find that he succeeded.