The Man With the Iron Fists
is a loving tribute to the Shaw Brothers era of kung fu flicks, backed with solid hip-hop beats and digitally aided modern grotesquery. RZA’s directorial debut is a fun-as-hell trip down the memory lane of Saturday martial-arts matinees as he steers an impressive cast of stars from the East and West through a tale about clans vying for power and the almighty dollar -- or in this case, gold. Russell Crowe adds much-needed scenery chewing to the proceedings, channeling some of RZA’s fallen comrade Ol’ Dirty Bastard in the process. Admittedly, the film will mostly play to fans of the genre because it was made for them, which in no way ...