Curiosity for this film peeked with Tarantino;s name being attached to the film. A very comic pulp - ish trailer added to the crazy charm of the venture, especially since in India, The Man with Iron Fists came to our shores a good year after Django Unchained enthralled us all no end.
TMWTIF however is nothing like anything Tarantino has made. One wonders what made him lend his name to this doomed venture as a presenter even, for not only is this a sad sad attempt at the funny action heavy Chinese martial art films of the 70's, it does not even qualify to be a midnight guilty pleasure.
RZA plays the Blacksmith, who makes weapons for rival clans Lions and Wolves. Lions head, Gold lion is killed in a coup of sorts cause some governors gold is being transported across to some place, Then there are many assassins with names like gemini killers (who actually die making the geminine sign) and such other irrelevant crappy names. All for the excuse of fitting in fights.
Now that wouldnt be such a bad thing if the fights were any good, sadly that is not the case either. CGI blood oozes through everybody adn their grandmothers, without as much as staining the carpet beneath, people are dismembered like they were carrots being chopped for salad at a buffet. Nothing is what ewe havent seen yet, worse still is a sad parody of all that we have seen till date.
Then there is the terrible acting! What in the name of god was Russel crowe and Lucy Lui doing in the film? Perhaps the worst peice of non acting, both of them sleep through thier roles mouthing sickeningly inane dialigues that call the make organ a baby's arm and where doors open through keys inserted into the female parts of a giant lady doll! Thhat is the level of art out here. RZA stars as the protagonist as well. His screen presence is only rivaled by the piece of iron on his fists in the latter part of the movie.
All said and done, this is one film Tarantino would be really really embarrased in his lifetime. So should you be if you actually go and watch this piece of nonsense. Stay home and watch cat videos on youtube instead.view less