Fugitive Asian assassin Yang (Dong-gun Jang) journeys from the Far East to the Wild West, where he holes up in a tiny town in the American badlands. There, he meets local drunk and ex-fighter Ron (Geoffrey Rush), as well as a beautiful circus knife thrower (Kate Bosworth) with a dark secret. Danny Huston and Tony Cox co-star in writer-director Sngmoo Lee’s gripping hybrid of martial arts and Western genres.
About twice as long as it needs to be, given how over-the-top it is, but I was in the right mood for its mix of goofy, good-natured cliche and colorful CGI. Plus, it's hard for me to hate a film that kills off the (Helpfully captioned) best swordsman in the history of mankind in its opening scene.
Definitely a film that should be avoided. Jang Dong-gun is one of the biggest stars in Asia thanks to Korean hits like "Friend" and "Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War." He should probably stick to scripts in his own language as this attempt at combining Eastern and Western talent is an awkward mash-up of cowboys, ninjas, excessive slow motion, and CGI skies that look about as real as cotton candy.