November 5, 2012
This movie sets out to accomplish a vision and succeeds
These days, action movies of all types strive to have as much realism and logic as possible. The RZA, the star and director of this film, combines fantasy, philosophy, imagination, and incredible action choreography in this movie. What a lot of reviewers are missing is that the plot isn't supposed to be some complex story, this is a film that pays homage to the old martial arts/kung-fu movies that had very little story line but made sure the action sequences and creativity were alive. RZA's storyline for this makes enough sense for the movie to work and for the audience to appreciate the action sequences. The acting is great by all of the actors/actresses for what the movie is. I personally think that RZA, Russell Crowe, and Lucy Lui brought their A-game. RZA also injects modern aspects into the movie like the soundtrack, certain weaponry, and a couple other things. It doesn't diminish the movie though. I predict this will be a cult classic someday. Not a kids movie but a great film.
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