the leader of the Lion clan was summoned by the Governor, assigning them to protect his gold that will be transported through a village. however, he was betrayed by his underlings. his son Zenyi sought revenge but was defeated and rescued by a local blacksmith Thaddeus. the blacksmith was later abducted and tortured by the Lions, severing his arms. he was later saved by Jack, an emissary of the Emperor. Jack created a pair of iron arms for Thaddeus. together with an army of black widows led by Madam Blossom, they fought against the Lions with their lives on the stake.
despite being an English film, the casts were mostly formed by Chinese. their English was surprisingly fluent and clear, where else the blacksmith was mumbling and had us struggled with what he was trying to deliver. there were so many characters throughout the film that it was difficult to recognize each and everyone of them. some died almost as soon as they appeared, others especially with the Lion wigs on, bored on significant appearances. as for the goriness, there were plenty to turn our tummy inside out, action wise very satisfying, especially with Bautista, a WWE wrestler as the strongest man in the film. while everyone seemingly played their character perfectly, the blacksmith was the worst actor ever. while he tried so hard to play the pitiful card, he also failed so miserably.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: RZA
- released: 2012
- casts: RZA, Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista, Jamie Chung, Daniel Wu, Chia Hui Liu, Cung Le, Byron Mann
- language: English
- genre: Action