Boy oh boy, I was excited to see The Man with the Iron Fists, and boy oh boy, did it let me down. Even with RZA kicking everyone’s ass, even with Dave Batista as a big metal guy, even with Russell Crowe removing anal beads from a prostitute with his teeth, that movie could not win even the smallest smile from my easy heart.
Nevertheless, RZA is back at it again. Directed by Roel Reiné and written by John Jarrell and Mr. RZA himself, here comes The Man with the Iron Fists 2, also known as The Man with the Iron Fists: Sting of the Scorpion.
I heard about the existence of this movie several months ago, but wasn’t sure if it was for real or not. This trailer confirms that it is for real after all. But will it be good? I guess it always has that chance. Someone else is directing this time, so the action scenes might look decent. It lacks Russell Crowe, but I’m pretty sure I saw good ol’ Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa in there. All I want is a simple action movie about a guy with iron hands. Is that really too much to ask?
I guess we’ll find out whenever the film hits video. Until then, I’m keeping my iron fingers crossed.