...in which the RZA shoots purple lightning out of his hands. The Wu-Tang Vs. The Golden Phoenix is RZA's directing debut and it looks like a big, fat love letter to all the things that make kung-fu movies what they are. There's the grimy color palette, the sexed up score, the apparent lack of character/dialogue/story... It also looks a little bit like one of those YouTube videos where kids show off their After Effects and Final Cut skillz. Also, Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever) helped write the screenplay, which could easily be a positive or negative thing. Check it out:
End Hits: the thirty-seventh chamber
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