This movie feels like John Carpenter's everything but the kitchen sink film and although it takes a while to adjust to what is going on in the movie, once you get used to the world the film is showing you're in for a treat because it's a lot of fun. A fun damn near perfect movie with lots of action and comedy without the usual mugging by the actors or the filmmakers.
There are some movies that defy lukewarm reviews. This is either the fart of an idiot or the masterstroke of a genius. I vote the latter! I haven't had this much fun watching a movie in years. I just hope that next time they can get more Chinese actors to sign up as extras. That fu manchu is fooling no one.