The Warrior’s Way
is a pop-colored crackerjack of an action-adventure movie, mixing a classic samurai tale with the dusty Old West and baking to preposterous, yet rousing, results. The delightfully self-aware production never hides its inspirations -- part spaghetti Western, part Lone Wolf and Cub
, with a little bit of Tod Browning’s Freaks
thrown in for good measure. But it’s all told in an unreal fashion whose hyper style owes a bit to 300
, albeit with flourishes of anime. To some, this grab bag of bonkers may be hard to swallow. The movie is pure cheeseball, yet serious enough to garner an R, not only for sensationally over-the-top viol...