...is a profoundly visceral experience, in that its wall-to-wall super-violence literally sprays the wall with the viscera of countless doomed and dismembered henchman.
Some of the dialogue is thick-eared, but that comes with the territory. You’re here for Corey Yuen’s fight choreography anyway.
...is more cinematic for the ear than the eye: RZA cooks up a strong brew of clanging metals, crackling flames, and rivers of CGI blood that gush from sword slices courtesy of Evil Dead F/X maestro Greg Nicotero.
...an affectionate recreation of the cinema of yore, but for all its inventive weaponry and varied fighting styles, its heady mêlée of sex and gore, its grand gestures and nostalgic stylings...