Uncle Hyena (unclehyena) wrote,
Uncle Hyena

Warrior's Way

Only one movie this weekend; I am supposed to be packing for a brief road trip, but "The Warrior's Way" is doing so poorly, and is so much fun, that I thought I would get a positive review out there and do my small part to help.

It has long been known that it is relatively easy to translate a story from feudal Japan to the American West and back again; a story that works in one setting will usually work equally well in the other. "The Warrior's Way" takes that idea right over the edge, and SHUFFLES the tropes, giving us a Samurai Western. Except that the hero isn't a samurai, he's a sort of generic Asian.

In a year that has given us several over-the-top action movies ("The Expendables", "The A Team", "The Losers", "RED", "Machete"), this is ANOTHER one. If you like this kind of thing, and can deal with (or better yet, have affection for) the tropes involved, you will enjoy this film a great deal. We loved it. Be warned, though, that this movie is even sillier than "Machete", and it is NOT a martial arts movie.

But, once again, WE loved it. Your mileage will almost certainly vary.

Uncle Hyena
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