Year of Release: 2012
Rated: R (Extended Version: Unrated)
Approx. Running Time: 96 minutes (Threatrical), 108 minutes (Extended)
My Rating: 1 Star (out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A BADASS MODERN EPIC"
-Heather Wixson, DREADCENTRAL.COM
Quentin Tarantino presents The Man with the Iron Fists, an epic action adventure inspired by classic kung fu movies. When the emporer's gold is hijacked, every kung fu warrior, assassin and hired gn in China will battle to claim the fortune. Starring Academy Award winner Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu, The Man with the Iron Fists Unrated Extended Edition includes jaw-dropping martial arts action that you couldn't see in theaters. Also starring Rick Yune, David Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le and Byron Mann.
I was expecting this movie to suck. The previews made it look like Kill Bill wannabe crap. It looked absolutely terribly awful. And it was, only, much more awful than I had expected. For a martial arts movie, it showcases very little actual martial arts. Instead we get cheesy wire stunts, gallons of fake blood, and lots of blades through heads/other body parts. There's no real discernable plot. And to make matters worse, Russell Crowe (my entire reason for watching) looked like crap.
Rated R (MPAA)