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Yes, That's A Man Getting His Eyeball Punched Out. RZA's The Man With The Iron Fists Is Like Chopsocky On Acid

By TK | Trailers | July 2, 2012 | Comments ()


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I feel like I've been waiting a long time to see the words "Directed by RZA" on the screen. The prolific emcee and producer who gained notoriety with the Wu-Tang Clan is a huge fan of kung fu movies and quite the film buff in general. The Man With The Iron Fists is his directorial debut, and will also feature him in the titular role. The premise is, as far as martial arts flicks go, quite simple:

In nineteenth century China, a blacksmith who makes elaborate weapons for a small village is forced to unite with warriors and assassins to protect the village and defeat a traitor who threatens to destroy them all.

Sounds basic, eh? Yeah, maybe you should watch the trailer, because The Man With The Iron Fists is actually flying around like a drunken dragonfly, hitting equal parts completely ridiculous, breathtakingly stupid, and absolutely friggin' amazeballs. And I mean this in a good way. It's part House of Flying Daggers, part Kill Bill, part anime bedlam, and all kinds of crazy. It's chopsocky on LSD. Watch the trailer:

There's almost too much going on there to process. Some sort of katana blood ballet, a dude who turns into gold, flying kung fu hookers, Lucy Liu bringing O-ren Ishii back from the dead, and Russell Crowe twirling his mustache like his life depended on it. Throw in what will likely be an absolutely killer soundtrack?

I love it, in all it's loud, wild, overdone glory.


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  • POINGjam

    My punches were only as strong as my punches. And then things changed.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yes, please.

  • stryker1121

    Sweet, Dave Bautista is the gold guy.

  • stardust

    GAH! That header picture! No eyeballs above the fold, please! I'll be over here, throwing up and passing out.

  • Sassafrass Green

    This looks like the delicious Kung-Fu movie/acid mash-up that I've been waiting for my entire life. This has me written all over it. It looks like Speed Racer with swords and I might a little aroused.

  • pumpkin

    A friend of a friend of a friend lost his eye in a kite boarding accident.

    And, no, this isn't one of those "I heard the same thing, but the guy was missing a foot," things.

    Seriously.

  • Bert_McGurt

    That does look rather amazeballs. But if you're seeing sparks come off your steel as you're forging it, you're doing it wrong.

  • Rocabarra

    As awesome as this looks, it could never be as awesome as RZA hanging out with Craig Ferguson's mum.

  • BWeaves

    So Lucy Lui's superpower is a Wolverine fan? Does she have a purse, too?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Yes, of course. Filled with smoke bombs.

    The war fan is a real chinese weapon, btw.

  • Mrcreosote

    This is bullsh*t. I've been training for more than a decade and not only can I not turn into gold, I NEVER get the chance to punch someone's eye out. Well at least I'm always surrounded by a cadre of sexy ninjas. At least I'm assuming I am. It's not like I can see them.

  • Fredo

    My mind is blown. Nothing keeps me from seeing that.

    Not murderous Russell Crowe.

    Not Lucy Liu and her 10,000 sexy assassins.

    Not a man made of gold.

    NO ONE!!

  • 'I feel like I’ve been waiting a long time to see the words “Directed by RZA” on the screen'
    Totally 100% agree. If I'd had my way, that would've been suddenly emblazoned on the wall of the hospital room the second I was delivered into this life.

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