The Man with the Iron Fists does not disappoint its faithful

2 Nov

There is nothing like going to see a kung fu film in a sold out theater on opening night at 12:01am.  All of the true martial art fans (along with some unsuspecting partners) are gathered together to see RZA’s directing debut.  The Man with the Iron Fists is a weapons martial art film that uses every conceivable armament in its arsenal to help distinguish each character from one another.  There are revolving knife guns, dagger armor, lion claws, and of course iron fists.  RZA and Eli Roth’s script does not leave anyone out of this 1970s inspired kung fu movie. Several clans along with a handful of highly trained killers from all parts of world descend upon a small town in China over a shipment of gold. There is no shortage of action and great martial art choreography. This film does not disappoint its faithful, but there are obvious flaws that hold it back from being a classic.

WORD COUNT: 158

Chuck’s Grade: B+

Adam’s Grade: N/A

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