The Man with the Iron Fists 2



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Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Lord Pi / Mayor Zhang
Grace Huang as Gemini Female
Dustin Nguyen as Li Kung
RZA as Thaddeus
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701.12 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 30 min
P/S 3 / 17

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 3 / 10

more B-movie

A village has been ruled by the ruthless Master Ho who runs the mine. Li Kung preaches patience in cases of young girls being killed. Lord Pi (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) is the ineffective Mayor. Li Kung's brother challenges Ho's man and actually wins. Thaddeus Henry Smith (RZA) is the Man with the Iron Fists. He is attacked and falls into the river. Li Kung's daughter Innocence saves him and returns him back to health.

I'm sure RZA loves the old kung fu movies and seeks to recreate them in his vision. In a way, he has recreated kung fu B-movies. The acting is functional to amateurish. There are fights that are fight-like. In the old days after Bruce Lee's death, there were many movie with actors who have similar names to Bruce. This is on par with one of those movies. It is lacking the spirit of a master and can only be a shadow of other better films.

Reviewed by classicsoncall 6 / 10

"You just walked into a windstorm of flying elephant sh.."

The only association this film has with the original "The Man With the Iron Fists" is the appearance of RZA as the Blacksmith, who may or may not have had the name Thaddeus in the first film. I just don't remember. There is no other continuity to speak of, as this story zeroes in on the Golden Nectar of Immortality and an evil village master who intends to corner the market on it. The bad guy is Master Ho, a poor choice of name as I think about it now as it carries a terribly misplaced connotation. Think about it a minute and it will come to you.

What martial art action there is here is fairly sanitized compared to the original, not as bloody or as intricately choreographed with fancy wire work. The Blacksmith doesn't even seem to be the principal character after the opening sequence occurs, as the location of the story moves over to the village of Tsai Fu. The story's hero in this picture is Li Kung (Dustin Nguyen), who after taking his share of hits from the villagers for not doing a better job as leader of the opposition to Master Ho, finally decides to offer a challenge following the murder of his brother.

That about sums things up as I don't want to get too long winded here. I wouldn't say it's a terrible film but it's got a lot of the 'if you've seen one you've seen them all' quality to it. One thing that does stand out is the rap lyrics accompanying the martial arts action, that's something I don't thing I've seen or heard before. And lest I forget, the cast credits include what is perhaps the world champion of unpronounceable names for the character of The Abbott - Schnitrnunt Busarakamwong. That's even got Carl Yastrzemski beat.

Reviewed by quincytheodore 3 / 10

The iron has accumulated rust

RZA is definitely passionate about martial art movie and he invests a lot of time for this niche, but The Man with the Iron Fists 2 is a subpar action movie. It has low production value, the exotic location surprisingly isn't appealing, the script is flimsy and most importantly the action choreography is utterly disappointing. Fights are no better than scenes from ancient action flick from decades ago, and with this flaw the movie just loses its main appeal.

Story goes that there's an entity on a mining town that feeds on life force. The people of this town also have to content with oppression from the ruling clan. Meanwhile Thaddeus (RZA) is unexpectedly involved in a rebellion against the dictator. Main focus of the movie is the struggle of town folks, there's barely any continuity from the first movie and RZA himself only here as a supporting role. The plot tries to resolves its several subplots, only to be hampered with poor execution.

Writing and characterization are not satisfying, it follows the usual rebellion theme with screeching pace. Though it has a couple of twists, the direction is so slow, one can skip thirty minutes of the movie and doesn't miss much. The build-up is inconsistent with shady acting, and change of setting to beach town doesn't prove to be amusing as well. Environment only consists of a dark barren town and a rural village. The use of color contrast feels archaic, it's nothing more than the visual of B-movie. Furthermore, the soundtracks don't fit the theme, it may be intended as clash of cultures, but the end result is borderline intrusive.

While the first movie wasn't that great, it still had production value with famous names and stylish design. This one definitely has less budget as everything looks lackluster. Whereas the screenplay is abysmal, the action might fare worse. The motion seems fake even though it uses slow mo to mask it, some scenes even depict missed punches and overacting but these are still edited clumsily for the final product. It looks awkward for an action film not being able to deliver action sequences.

While it may benefit from oriental ambiance, the cumbersome plot and underwhelming choreography sink the movie like two giant anchors strapped on its limbs.

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