release year: 2013
genre: martial arts drama
viewing setting: home Blueray 9/5/14
synopsis: A young warrior is sent out by his master to gain knowledge by fighting various experts (after eating their food.)
impressions: Good, entertaining fight scenes, mixed within strange and sometimes senseless drama. I don't really get the part about eating the opponent's food to understand his fighting style (and how did he know what they ate, anyway?) Also odd was the occasional futuristic element (like a flying ship that was clearly beyond anything existing now.) There was a twist at the end that was both surprising and utterly senseless.
something this movie has that no other movie has: Gauntlets that fire bullets every time a punching motion is made.
acting: Quirky on all counts, though that may be a culture difference issue.
final word: Weird but interesting.
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