Monday, November 12, 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists

Eli Roth helped RZA with the screenplay. Thus the former leader of WU TANG is showing us he's got mad skills when it comes to Kung Fu movies.
And you need these guys to move the movie along too! Rick Yune, Cung Le and Byron Mann

Good things
  • Protagonist is a black dude
  • Action scenes are absolutely fucking awesome
  • Actually, hell, all the choreography is great
  • Wu Tang Clan as the soundtrack A+
  • Fabulous clothing style
  • Byron Mann as Silver Lion is fucking hysterical oh my god
  • Really fun to watch
  • Wow now I’m really interested in Kung Fu movies
  • -omni
Power belongs to no one, until it is seized through sex or violence.
Madame Blossom (Lucy Liu from the Man With The Iron Fists)
Add Russel Crowe to the mix!

Right from the opening credits, it’s almost impossible to take RZA’s The Man with the Iron Fists seriously, and those who do have chosen the wrong film to watch. This wildly violent and ridiculous martial arts flick is far from great, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy myself plenty.-Juan

I don’t think a movie that is inspired by the creator’s nostalgia for kung fu films (a genre that has always shamelessly, gleefully been more spectacle than substance) warrants a multi-paragraph examination. Just let it be said that TMWIF is like Kill Bill, minus Tarantino’s fanboy self-indulgence*. Despite the several different storylines and ideas introduced in the first half (which leads to a half-organic, half-rushed third act) this is a much more focused film than Kill Bill, and far, far more like classic martial arts films than Tarantino’s.-Dunesen

An homage to 1970’s kung fu films, The Man With the Iron Fists is a blend of modern music and a genre-based script that touts itself as a strong tribute. The film is, as writer/director RZA says, “Inspired by the whole spectrum of martial arts films. … I took from all those martial arts films and put it to my imagination, of course, and spit out something unique actually.”-RZA interview

Storyline: On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.



Cafe Fashionista said...

This looks epic! :)

Sara said...

I am thinking this is on the must-watch list for Kyle :)

lucy and sarah said...

Oh, I do love a good Kung Fu movie!

caitlin and megan said...

Sounds like such a cool movie.

Winnie said...

I love Kung Fu movies, but I grew up on a diet of HK Kung Fu movies and I just can't compare to other versions!

MOSAMUSE said...

excited for RZA!