Harsh as that sounds, the first half of the movie was setting up the last half and it was boring as fuck. Dammit, I swore. That is a sign how annoyed I am at this movie. How disappointed. The source material is ripped of a true, bloody story. There literally is no foot work needed, if the film makers used the source material.
In fact: here, read the wiki page – it is more entertaining than the movie.
Why did it fall short? It had so much potential. Was it the need to cast Keanu Reeves, essential white-washing an Asian story? Use of sorcery in a tale that could have done without? Was it, the needless 3d?
A note though: Some very pretty visuals and special effects. Some not bad fight scenes.
2 out of 5