Iron Protector review by Bobby Blakey
Well Go USA has cemented itself as the premiere martial arts film Distribution Company churning out some of the best in the industry. The latest martial arts flick being unleashed on fans is Iron Protector written, directed & starring Song Yue, but does it offer up the expected badass fights or will it fail to protect anything?
Iron Protector follows Wu-Lin leaves the village for the City of Stone-cold to protect the daughter of the richest family in the city, Fei-Fei after the death of his clan master. When the city’s most dangerous gang attempts to kidnap Fei-Fei, Wu-Lin is forced to fight them alone and discovers an even more sinister power is taking over the city. Going into this film I expected it to be just another throw away martial arts flick, but was happy to see it was so much more fun than I expected. Here they took the old school idea of the chop socky flick that typically had someone with a special move that they were known for and brought it into a modern setting and in turn giving it new life. There isn’t anything all that new here, but thanks to some great fights and an old school vibe it was pretty entertaining. The fights get bigger as the film goes on and while some are over the top ridiculous, each of them is more fun than the next and will no doubt entertain any hardcore fan of the genre.
The story is a bit all over the place like a lot of these films and pretty predictable, but it’s the martial arts action that sets this film apart on its own. If you are a fan of the old and new school of martial arts films then give it a try. Grab your copy of Iron Protector when it hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 5th from Well Go USA.