Thursday, May 02, 2013

REVIEW: My review of "The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)"

The RZA (of the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan) starred and co-wrote the script. This was also his directorial debut.

Here's the trailer:


I wanted to like it. I knew it was homage to Oldschool Shaw Brothers films. Did I say that I really wanted to like it? Well I didn't. 


Something or a few things were missing. I can't put my finger on it but the ingredients for an epic oldschool-styled movie were there: 

  • Oldschool legends Chen Kuan-tai and Bryan Leung Ka Yan in cameos
  • Rotties Lucy Liu and Jaime Chung
  • Characters/names homage to The Kid with the Golden Arms
  • Exotic weapons
  • Cung Le was in it too

Perhaps this movie had TOO much things going on. By that I mean, it had too many elements as homage to the oldschool movies. If a few elements were used, it may have worked. Almost all the homage elements were used. As a whole, the movie didn't quite work for me.

Pass on this if you haven't seen it yet.

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