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The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)

(R) 95 mins

(R) 95 mins

Plot Summary: On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Director: RZA

Writers: RZA (story & screenplay), Eli Roth (screenplay)

Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu

Serious Jest: animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd)animated beer mug 25% (transparent bkgrd) (Must Own)  Imagine a legitimate old-school kung-fu flick with various interesting characters, masterfully executed stunts, beautiful landscapes, a knocking hip-hop soundtrack, skillful camera work on high-tech equipment, and proper special effects.  The RZA did an amazing job putting this one together.  Also, I can’t think of anyone who would have played Liu’s role better than her.  I appreciate the homages to the classics, as well.  I will be watching this one again, probably more than once. 

 

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About Serious Jest

Film & TV Reviewer by Choice, Attorney at Law, Marine to the Corps (excuse the pun), Nupe Under Pressure, and MC by Nature

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