“The Man with the Iron Fists”

Yawnnnn. The excessive gore and violence in “The Man with the Iron Fists” made it boring and juvenile, despite its R rating. The interior of the whorehouse looked like the one from “Kill Bill.” Once in a while, I guess, you have to see a meaningless film to appreciate better ones…

There are several Chinese clans (Gold Lion, Silver Lion, Bronze Lion, Copper Lion, Red Hyena, White Lion, Wolf, etc.) seeking the Emperor’s gold that is being transported somewhere for some reason. Jack Knife (Russell Crow) is undercover to assure its safety. Some hooded guy is killing the competion with mercury darts. Madam Blossom (Lucy Liu) runs a most excellent whorehouse, filled with pretty but deadly ladies, because she is the leader of the Black Widows and also wants the gold.

RZA (director, writer, actor) plays the Blacksmith who forges weapons for all the bad guys, as well as trinkets for the villagers. His girlfriend is one of the whores, Lady Silk (Jamie Chung), but he is working extra hard to earn the money needed to free her from Madam Blossom’s employ. Then, along comes Brass Body (huge Dave Bautista), who cuts off the Blacksmith’s forearms/hands and kills Lady Silk when she tries to kill him in bed. The Blacksmith forges some super strong iron replacements for himself, so he can save the day and the gold, of course…Oh, and there is coarse sex, too.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars.


About Cyranette

I have been writing since I was 11 and am now a grandmother of 9. Aside from my family, I love writing, reading, movies, gardening, genealogy, and travel. I met my soulmate online and we've been married 19 years. I am a survivor of rape, abuse, and cancer. I believe in love, kindness, and common sense. I was born/raised in Indiana and have lived in Massachusetts, Texas, and California. I have visited: most of the United States, British Columbia, Germany, Austria, and Costa Rica. My husband and I would like to visit England, Europe, and New Zealand and to take a train ride along the Canadian/American border. I have written essays, articles, short stories, a romance novel, a self-help book, and several children's books.
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One Response to “The Man with the Iron Fists”

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Good review. Could have been a lot better if it wasn’t for the choppy editing and confusing story, but the action and violence was what made it all the more entertaining.


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