Written December 06, 2016
If you love the corny kung-fu movies, then this movie is perfect. I loved absolutely every second of it. If you're looking for a great plot and story, it may not be the best thing for you, as it gets straight into the bad*** fighting. If you're cool with your kids watching blood fly everywhere and can deal with them hearing curse words, it isn't too bad. It had Tarantino-esque filming and action and was everything I was looking for in the movie. RZA did an amazing job and I will look forward to seeing more movies directed by him. All the actors did incredible and I can't wait to see it again when it comes out on DVD.
Written April 30, 2016
RZA looked bored the entire time and it just did not reach the levels of camp to make it funny enough. Russel Crowe was the only good part of the movie.
Written January 18, 2017
Story was slow to develop- and was hard to stay awake at times -
Martal Arts action was above average - but special effects were laughable at times.
Performances of key actors was below expectations - and they seemed uncomfortable in their roles at times - or tried to hard to be believable - but were not.
Written July 26, 2016
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.
Written December 11, 2016
If you like Tarantino stylized movies, this is a good one.
Anybody who calls themselves RZA ( Born Robert Diggs a.k.a. Prince Rakeem, Bobby Steels, The Rzarector, and The Abbott) is a very special kind of guy, but his movie is remarkably entertaining, and he did everything - wrote it, directed it, stars in it, and probably cleaned up after everybody went home.