The film, which stars Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns) and Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), follows the story of Yang (South Korean actor Jang Dong Gun), a warrior who has been training his whole life in swordsmanship and hand-to-hand combat. After refusing a mission, he flees his homeland to start a new life in the American West, but when he’s hunted, he must wage a battle against a renegade gang of outlaws and murderous assassins from his past.
The premise sounds a bit weak and more of an excuse to have martial arts in the old West. Indeed, the film was pretty much slammed by critics when it hit theaters in a limited release in December. Entertainment Weekly‘s Adam Markovitz said the film “clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows.” A few critics did see some positive aspects of the movie, however, with Variety‘s Joe Leydon calling The Warrior’s Way “a visually inspired multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial arts action adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.”
Whoever’s right, audience’s mostly stayed away, with the R-rated movie grossing only $5.7 million in wide release. Maybe on DVD it’ll get more of a look.
- deleted scenes
- and behind-the-scenes footage.
Here’s the film’s trailer. What do you think?
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