The Man With The Iron Fists 2012 R CC

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Quentin Tarantino presents The Man with the Iron Fists, an epic action-adventure inspired by classic kung fu movies. Starring Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe, RZA and Lucy Liu.

Starring:
Russell Crowe, Cung Le
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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The Man With The Iron Fists

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Genres Action
Director RZA
Starring Russell Crowe, Cung Le
Supporting actors Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu, Zhu Zhu, Chia-Hui Liu, Andrew Ng, Kuan Tai Chen, Yoyao Hsueh, Telly Liu, Wen-Jun Dong, Zhan De Re, Lu Kai, Jin Auyeung, Ka-Yan Leung
Studio Universal Pictures
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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The Action sequences in this movie were just not that good.
Jim Phillips
Seemed the movie was just jumbled together, Plot and story just seemed to lack and more focused on the fighting scenes and nothing else.
Jordan Dalton
Russell Crowe is always good, and Lucy Lu gives a nice performance.
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71 of 85 people found the following review helpful By B. Cravens on December 3, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
The Man With the Iron Fists is a movie that was 'presented' (not produced) by Quentin Tarantino and directed by RZA. It centers on the story of a black blacksmith in China, who is trying to leave his hostile home village that's entrenched in between good ol' clan wars.

If you are seeking to be entertained, look no further. RZA blends the 'hip-hop samurai' type of music and feel -- prevalent in a lot of anime in recent years -- with the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon-floating-around-style of fighting to create a high-flying (no pun intended) and adventurous parody of the genres with a Spaguetti Western flare. Needless to say, visually this movie is great in many respects.

However, beyond that, the movie suffers from more than a few noticeable stumbling points. The first being dialogue. Not only is the writing over-simplified, but the fact that some of the Chinese characters have Oriental-English accents while others speak perfectly clear English is something that will distract some viewers from the already simple plot. In addition, the main antagonist Silver Lion is portrayed as the funny one-liner villain, but there are times when his role feels overdone and out of place during the more serious scenes. Perhaps this harkens back to the older Kung-fu movie time other reviewers mentioned, but for me it was distracting.

Another caveat is the characters. They didn't feel very memorable, which is again probably due to the dialogue. The exception here is Russel Crowe's character, who exhibits wit, style, and the fact he sticks out like a sore thumb in a charming way. While I feel he did an extraordinary job in executing this role, I'm not exactly sure how his career will be affected in the long-run from this... You'll know what I mean.
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61 of 78 people found the following review helpful By null on November 15, 2012
Format: DVD
fantastic movie! i saw a lot of very unique and fun kung fu ideas that could only come from a true movie fan such as the rza! there is a brass statue of a man that is in many movies as a training dummy for qi (chi) blocking attacks. in this movie there is the statue and a man with skin that can become brass at will, it links up toward the end in such a cool way i was blown away. i imagine the rza back in the 70's thinking "what if someone had to fight the qi training statue? then they would be really f*&%ed!"

i could see where he deliberately paid homage to old kung fu films with some of the camera work, hair and acting styles, this kind of thing might look odd too someone who hasn't seen older kung fu movies as some of it seems corny or stilted (which is how those old movies are, something fans love!). but even so, they would get over it every time one of the AMAZING battles started.

at first the rap music came off as out of place. this is coming from a wu tang clan fan since the 36 chambers, and digital bullet is one of my favorite albums, but they're in ancient china and it's all hip hop style which doesn't really match up, but it grew on me very fast and by the end i was bobbing my head to the beats and enjoying them with the fight scenes. i grew up listening to wu tang, and rza always puts cuts from classic kung fu movies in his music. it's really cool hearing them and then, years later, stumbling over the same lines or music while watching the movie they're from without knowing it ahead of time. it's like: "why do i recognize this? i've never seen this movie... oh yeah! wu tang!" this was the exact opposite of that and it worked pretty well! i'm watching a kung fu movie and thinking "wait a minute, i know that song!"

and the story? phenomenal!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kev on August 27, 2013
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Bad directing, bad acting, bad dialogue, bad special effects. Rza tries to squeeze in too many storylines and doesn't do a good job segwaying between these subplots. Which also makes the movie long and drawn out.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By james barnes on March 14, 2013
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good movie for a martial arts film. would have like to seen more fighting styles and the other clans in this movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Der on September 15, 2013
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This movie wanted to be like a original Chinese Kung Fu movie, but fails as it seems to strange to watch. The action and fights scenes are okay. The story is really weird to watch. It seems like they just threw in a bunch of old kung fu movie cliches in and made a not so believable movie. It is defiantly a interesting watch, but only if you have a lot of free time on your hands. Also, you have to have nothing else to watch, otherwise, you might want to pass on this one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By He's my baby! on September 9, 2013
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The box and DVD were in excellent shape, but I really would not let a kid watch this movie. Way to stupid in it's suggestive manner of sexual exploitations. That's just my opinion.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Moore on August 29, 2013
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I am a big fan of the old karate movies from my youth, but this one was a little too weird for my tastes. Action was pretty cool, but the acting was horrible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mantis on July 22, 2013
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Man, where to begin? Firstly, I am a life-long fan of martial arts films. Everything from Kurosawa's 1943 (Judo vs Jujitsu) classic "Sanshiro Sugata", to the modern gore & brutality of 2011's "The Raid", and just about everything in between. I fell in love with film fighting during the '80s, when I was allowed to stay up late to watch "Kung Fu Theater", featuring traditional Chinese fighting styles and costumes. My discovery was probably not too long after the film's 1st time writer/director, RZA, began his own obsession with this particular brand of escapism. When I first heard that RZA was writing and directing a kung fu movie, I could barely contain my excitement. A while later, when I finally saw the first trailer for it, I could hardly contain my contempt. It looked awful. After unfavorable reviews started pouring in, I thought it best to cut my losses and avoid seeing it at all. Many months passed until just last week, when it was available for checkout from my local library. A trusted source's recent reserved recommendation sealed the deal. I lowered my expectations and had a go. I gotta say, there was some pretty cool stuff going on here. Was it still disappointing? Yes, but if I came away with anything, it's a sincere hope that RZA continues in this profession. My man leapt right into the 35th Chamber of filmmaking, and while not graduating, I think he showed the monks he means business.

In Jungle Village (kind of a late-1800s, Chinese version of Mos Eisley from "Star Wars"), powerful clans converge to steal a large portion of gold that will be escorted through town via the governor's order. Knowing of the cutthroats that reside there, the governor has requested the extra security of the Lion clan.
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