I’m no stranger to anime. First one I ever saw was Vampire Hunter D on TBS back around 1993 as a friday late night movie, and I was hooked. Next one I caught was The Fist Of The North Star vhs my cousin loaned me. Then eventually during my Senior year of High School, I saw Ninja Scroll. A crazy balls to the wall film with plenty of blood all over the place, monsters, and guys who can piece themselves back together.
Seeing the trailer for The Man With The Iron Fists reminds me of a live action take on Ninja Scroll by way of Mortal Kombat. I was hoping for Russell Crowe to be the villain, but what we’ve gotten is something even better. He’s a Spaghetti Western cowboy with bizarre guns and an outfit that is Clint inspired. Everyone looks to be having fun, and while there’s no monsters, there’s a guy who is a gold variant of Colossus. The gold reminding me also of Ninja Scroll. So yeah, this movie looks to be incredible fun. Even with all the CGI.
Here’s the trailer.