So you thought the Wu was a thing of the 90's ........ How wrong you were. They are back and bigger than ever with none other than the RZA the Jizza aka Robert Fitzgerald Diggs directorial debut of "The Man With The Iron Fists."
Written by both RZA and Eli Roth ( Hostel I & II, Grind House, Cabin Fever) this gritty and dark Martial Arts film is sure to have something for everyone. With a star studded line up which includes Russell Crowe, Luci Liu, David Bautista and of course The RZA how could you possibly ask for more
"The Man With The Iron Fists" is set in early 19th century China with the story following a group of complex and diverse warriors who have a common goal; Stop them fool's from getting the gold!
There is an unwanted presence that has converged on a small Chinese Village where the emperor's gold is kept. In the film this village is referred to as the "Jungle Village" and it falls on the shoulders of this motley crew to restore order and protect that Booty (Gold, for those of you whose minds are in the gutter).
The villagers Blacksmith (RZA) is spearheaded to the front of the trials and tribulations as a result of his skill & ability to forge weapons that are in growing demand from both sides.
Of course the film goes into complex back stories of other characters and of the overall story ( took about a year of back writing by both RZA & Eli Roth) but in truth if you are coming to check out this film than you got a single track mind.
And they do just that; with amazing CGI and extensive intricate fight scenes, "The Man With The Iron Fist's" stays true to form with authentic kung fu film making. The movie is bizarre and weird but come on, what kung fu flick isn't.
Amazingly this film brings elements from the hip-hop culture with a sense of swag, not only from its sound track which is straight hot fire ( RZA & The WU performed a slew of concerts to promote the movie) , but in its over all attitude depicted by all involved.
FUTURE SHOCK MUSIC IS PROUD TO SUPPORT "The Man With The Iron Fist's" and so should you.