Written July 25, 2014
Entertaining but flawed homage to 1970's martial arts flicks. The movie was apparently edited down from a much longer cut and feels like it--the pacing is too frenetic and the opening scenes include way too much exposition, which make them needlessly confusing. Also, RZA can't act and leaves a huge whole at the center of the film since he gave himself the title part. But the rest of the actors are good and this has some fun action and enjoyably hammy performances. Worth a look but only at the bargain show.
Written May 07, 2015
Ugh. Ok, the opening credits were pretty cool and the accompanying tune by RZA was AWESOME, took me back to my days listening to Wu-Tang. But everything after that was downhill... I respect RZA and Eli Roth independently of this mishmash of crap, but I ended up walking out of this movie after the first hour. I couldn't bear to watch anymore. The direction was weak and obvious, the production quality was pretty low to awful. The acting was ok, but not great. The action sequences were more McG: Charlie's Angels than Crouching Tiger, not cool and not well choreographed. If you're in your early teens and haven't seen a lot of decent action / pulp fiction cinema then go right ahead. If you have managed to get through puberty then you might want to save yourself the torture of watching this should've-been-straight-to-DVD pile of crap. Lame!!
Written October 07, 2015
Only reason we went to see this movie was because Russell Crowe was in it. Previews did not get us excited. The rest of the actors did not get us excited and we are not a big fan of the Asian flying martial artists in any movie.
Bottom line is we should have waited for it to come out in NETFLIX. Would not rent it or buy it.
Felt it was a poor choice for Russell Crowe.
Overpriced, Overadvertised, and Overated.
Written May 22, 2015
Me and my wife went to see this action filled move with a great since of humor. The story line was excellent, it made me feel like channel 5 back in the days. If you love martial arts movies, this is a must see.
Written January 30, 2015
If you were a fan of Kung Fu Theater back in the 70's-80's that came on Sundays' at noon, you'll like this movie! Didn't expect to see an academy award winner but to be entertained, and I was!!