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.
Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu
Serious Jest: (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.