After watching this bastard, WAIT, after sitting through the first five minutes, I knew that I had made a gross error in assumption. In fact, I must have somehow overlooked this gem whenever it was released in theaters because there's no way it could have hit the big screen without making some noise. Friends, what we have here is a no-holds-barred martial arts/western/comedy/fantasy! And all four genres are perfectly blended as if stirred by a mystical samurai sword.
The three aforementioned actors were all fantastic, each bringing their own sets of talents to the production. Dong-Gun Jang is a kick-ass fighter (I now know he's a superstar overseas and can totally see why) and is even great in gentler scenes with the little baby girl. And, I know this is a bad-ass horror website, but Damn It if that little baby girl isn't the cutest f*cking thing and is used to great comedic effect in the flick! Bosworth managers to balance both tomboy toughness and ladylike charm with ease. And Rush, again, proves that he is indeed one of the finest actors of our time. Special mention must be made, however, for Danny Huston who plays one of the main villains to new heights of dastardly bastardness.
It just astounded me how fun this movie was. Best of all, the filmmakers never compromised with the violence. WARRIOR'S WAY could have easily worked the PG-13 angle, but like so many other films before it, would have ultimately suffered in potential awesomeness. Thankfully, we are treated to a fair share of hardcore, but never excessive, blood spatter. And I just really got into the story and character arcs. Director, Sngmoo Lee, sure knows how to spin one wild, whacked-out yarn. The plot only dragged slightly in the middle, but nothing could keep me from definitely recommending it.
Audio English dolby digital with French and Spanish subtitles.
Just a few Deleted Scenes.