5 March 2013, Singapore – RZA sloppy directions and cheesy story plot makes this a 90 minute movie that is too painful to watch.
From horrible names to evil Asian villains and stereotyping ladies as prostitutes, where should I begin. Don’t be fooled by Quentin Tarantino’s name being plastered all over the movie, Tarantino had nothing to do with this very bad movie.
With bad kungfu action and horrible story plot, RZA and co-writer Eli Roth have written an incomprehensible movie that looks like a glorified MTV for RZA. Way too much talking and the lack of action, Lucy Liu and Russel Crowe combined won’t be able to save this move.
My thoughts? This should have gone straight to DVD, no not blue ray.
Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA-alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu-tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all. Since his arrival in China’s Jungle Village, the town’s blacksmith (RZA) has been forced by radical tribal factions to create elaborate tools of destruction. When the clans’ brewing war boils over, the stranger channels an ancient energy to transform himself into a human weapon. As he fights alongside iconic heroes and against soulless villains, one man must harness this power to become savior of his adopted people. — (C) Universal
Movie reviewer Wilsurn Lim