Much hyped due to the first on-screen match-up between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jackie Chan, Iron Mask features that fight and so much more in its over the top fantasy adventure that is arguably too overstuffed with plot and side characters.
Director/writer Jimmy Henderson puts a Cambodian spin on Richard Connell’s classic tale The Most Dangerous Game when undercover Chinese cop Xin finds himself captured and put into a deadly Cambodian jungle prison where the warden sells prisoners as prey for wealthy big game hunters.
The sequel to a Russian movie from 2014 called Forbidden Kingdom, The Iron Mask aka Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask features Jackie Chan and Arnold Schwarzenegger finally facing off while Jason Flemyng plays a cartographer who travels to The Great Wall and helps fight off an evil sorceress and her dragon.
As Chinese New Year happens this coming weekend (1/25), the Everything Action crew is celebrating as we have for many years with a kung-fu/martial arts movie and this year Zach and Chris watched the classic Shaw Brothers movie The 36th Chamber of Shaolin.
The live-action Disney remakes continue next year with a new take on Mulan, with Yifei Liu in the starring role and Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li and Jet Li co-starring.
Disney is continuing their quest to remake every one of their beloved animated classics into live-action and Mulan is coming back in 2020 with a more realistic style and seemingly some wuxia inspiration from something like Crouching Tiger.
With no new blockbuster release, the box office remained pretty much the same as it was last weekend her in the US, with Ralph Breaks the Internet on top for the third weekend in a row while Aquaman had a massive debut in China.