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Watch: Trailer For RZA's 'The Man With The Iron Fists' Looks Like A Blood Soaked Good Time

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by Kevin Jagernauth
June 28, 2012 7:42 PM
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It was probably inevitable that RZA would eventually strike out and make his own martial arts movie. The Wu-Tang Clan's resident beatmaker, chess genius, philosopher and more has made no secret of his love for the cheapie chopsocky movies he watched growing up from the very moment Enter The 36 Chambers dropped and blew minds. But that it would turn out be as outrageously fun-looking as it does here makes it all the more a pleasant surprise.

Presented by his pal Quentin Tarantino (remember, RZA played a vital role on the soundtracks to the "Kill Bill" films), and co-written by Eli Roth, the major points this movie gets are for being completely aware that it can have fun and not be so ponderous. And thank God for that. Because it allows RZA and the the rest of the cast, Lucy Liu ("Power belongs to no one until it is seized through sex and violence."), Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Cung Le and Russell Crowe as the villain (nice) have a ball chewing the scenery with some nice one-liners, while the action looks to be gloriously excessive, bloody and eyeball-removing fun. RZA has clearly not only studied kung fu flicks, he's pushing the genre into new territory visually.

Featuring new songs by The Black Keys, Kanye West, My Chemical Romance, Wiz Khalifa, Wu-Tang Clan and RZA himself, it sounds like this will have a soundtrack worth tracking down as well. Hitting theaters this fall, "Iron Fists" looks be a popcorn diversion from the punishing awards season race. Watch below. [IGN]

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10 Comments

  • bandit | July 2, 2012 12:33 PMReply

    my chemical romance
    my chemical romance
    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
    MY CHEMICAL ROOOOMAAAAAANCE!!!!111 LOL

  • Ashley | July 2, 2012 11:21 AMReply

    gonna watch this movie just 'cuz of My Chemical Romance

  • hipster | June 29, 2012 7:27 PMReply

    MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE

  • Arch | June 29, 2012 4:32 AMReply

    Sure you can't judge just a trailer and all. Still I beg to differ with Kevin when he uses the word "pushing the genre into new territory visually" except if it means Sommers/Bekmambetov territory (or even Paul W.S. Anderson). Actually it seems to me he's going back, much like the post Hero (2002) Wu Xia pan is, except that instead of bland poetry and respectability he has added the CGI laziness of said american directors. What I really hoped for was a gritty movie a la Lone wolf and Cub... or in something crazier like Chinese ghost story.

  • Jake | June 29, 2012 4:23 AMReply

    I am well aware of it. But why you'd want to make a MOVIE look like a video game is completely beyond me. And when did the Shaw Bros ever have 20 million?

  • Jake Mulligan [Jake 2] | June 29, 2012 2:00 AMReply

    Eh, you can't judge a trailer. Especially for a debut. Maybe RZA found a way to make all the CGI effects work as texture. Or maybe he's got a script so insane that he couldn't possibly do it practically on $20m.

  • andrew | June 28, 2012 10:13 PMReply

    Jake is obviously unaware of the fact that there is already a Wu tang Clan comic series and video game...
    http://www.comicvine.com/nine-rings-of-wu-tang/39-55687/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu-Tang:_Shaolin_Style

  • Jake | June 28, 2012 10:09 PMReply

    Such a disappointment to see all that Matrix-like CG. Thought RZA would be above that comic book nonsense.

  • This guy. | June 28, 2012 8:01 PMReply

    This simply looks like a blast. Can't wait. RZA has been destined to do something like this. Good for him.

  • Chew | June 28, 2012 7:57 PMReply

    take a drink every time a Kevin post uses the "chewing scenery" cliche...

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