Written November 05, 2012
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 November 05, 2012
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 November 16, 2012
This is, by far, among the worst movies commercially released to the domestic market this year, and I've seen hundreds. Do not be fooled by the talent billing. A good bet would be if it were even a remote possibility, they'd one or all buy this movie and destroy it, rather than have anyone see such a bad example of their work. This dismal waste of millions of dollars masquerading as a commercial entertainment product can only be blamed on its producers, since there are no other notable personal contributions elsewhere, including set decoration. Save your money. This one's so awful, it makes last year’s “Conan” re-release look Oscar worthy.
Written November 03, 2012
it was okay. the script was elementary. to much sex and blood. really did not capture all the essence of the old kung fu movies. kind of added twist of comic book style. to many scenes that really did not capture the martial art movements you could not really see the moves. i would wait for the dvd. i started yawning half way into the movie and some people left out of the theater. It was an okay movie could have been better. I give mad props to Rza though. Practice makes perfect.
Written November 04, 2012
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.