The only thing you need to know about this movie is that Michael Jai White punches a guy so hard he flies across the room. 10/10, no notes. It’s perfect cinema.
Plenty of people smarter than me have written about how the movie embeds the message of the legend — what would we do, what would we sacrifice, to give ourselves a story worth telling — into the narrative itself.
I just want to say that I was struck by the preoccupation with death throughout the film. Death as an inevitability, death as something to respect, death as an opportunity for life, death as something that — if we are lucky — we…