I usually do not like martial arts films but my friend loves them so I agreed to see this one with him. I am glad I did because to my surprise the film was totally awesome in a very weird and intersting way. The film tells an epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who has an ability to destroy everyone he knows. The movie looks great visually and it mixes violence, Western movie aspects and hip-hop in a wonderfully odd and appealing way. The film also has a great international cast that includes Quentin Tarantino, RZA, Russell Crowe, and Lucy Liu. The film is directed by RZA who also plays the lead and he does a great job with both of these tasks, I was quite impressed.