When Quentin Tarantino, ‘presented’, whatever that means, the first film, it was a clever coy to get us to watch it, with no such ‘presentation’ this time round, it’s a wonder this film ever got made! The Man with the Iron Fists 2 is nothing short of a hilarious attempt at being culturally important.
RZA is best suited in the music industry, but at the same time, this film makes for a good laugh, especially when a martial arts film is forged with a hip-hop soundtrack, plus it delivers the worst Ecstasy of Gold remix ever! I was waiting for it, I could here the soundtrack building to it, and when it came, it just made me laugh.
I had hoped that the marital arts would make up for the mediocre script, and shallow plot lines, but even then, they had nothing new to offer and for the most part, they where plain boring. Towards the end, the editing of this film gets so sloppy that you can see the harness the actors are wearing, and you can clearly see the pulling of these harness against their costumes.
It’s always exciting when film-makers are game enough to try new things, or perhaps re-shuffle genres, but when not enough care has been taken to refine their art, I would rather the opportunity to, make a film, go to someone that perhaps, actually cares? The hardest part is that this film is trying to take itself seriously…
FilmMunchers, 90 minutes spent best, elsewhere, watching the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, 90 times?
TRIVIA COOKIE: Directed by Roel Reiné, dutch director responsible for the Netherlands second most expensive production, The Admiral. He knows his craft, but you get the sense in this film,that RZA most likely ‘directing’ too, if you get what I mean.