24 user 36 critic

The Man with the Iron Fists 2 (2015)

R | | Action | Video 14 April 2015
1:00 | Trailer
Thaddeus becomes involved in a conflict between townspeople and their evil master.


Roel Reiné


John Jarrell (screenplay by), RZA (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
RZA ... Thaddeus
Schnitrnunt Busarakamwong Schnitrnunt Busarakamwong ... Abbott
Grace Huang ... Gemini Female
Andrew Lin ... Gemini Male
Seigi Ozeki ... Young Lion
Kowit Wattanakul Kowit Wattanakul ... Jia Hang
Dustin Nguyen ... Li Kung
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Lord Pi / Mayor Zhang
Pim Bubear Pim Bubear ... Innocence
Eugenia Yuan ... Ah Ni
Carl Ng ... Master Ho
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Bolo
Charlie Ruedpokanon ... Li Guang
Nophand Boonyai Nophand Boonyai ... Chen
Simon Yin ... Cha Pow
Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

On the hunt for a fabled treasure of gold, a band of warriors, assassins, and a rogue British soldier descend upon a village in feudal China, where a humble blacksmith looks to defend himself and his fellow villagers.

Director: RZA
Stars: Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.

Director: Phil Tippett
Stars: Billy Brown, Richard Burgi, Kelly Carlson
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

GRS operative Jake Alexander and his team of young recruits go after the most dangerous and notorious criminals with the help of a Hong Kong billionaire.

Directors: Ross W. Clarkson, Philippe Martinez
Stars: Steven Seagal, Billy Ray Gallion, Soraya Torrens
Jarhead 3: The Siege (Video 2016)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of Marines must protect a US Embassy in the Middle East when it suddenly comes under attack from enemy forces.

Director: William Kaufman
Stars: Scott Adkins, Charlie Weber, Dante Basco
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

In this third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Parker
Stars: Bryan Larkin, Iván Kamarás, Velibor Topic
RoboCop 3 (1993)
Action | Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Robocop saves the day once more. This time the half man/half robot takes on ruthless developers who want to evict some people on "their" land.

Director: Fred Dekker
Stars: Robert John Burke, Nancy Allen, Mario Machado
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

A Chinese IT company representative attempts to spoil a conspiracy to start a civil war in an African country orchestrated by an European businessman who is aided by a tough African warrior.

Director: Tan Bing
Stars: Dong-xue Li, Mike Tyson, Janicke Askevold
Falcon Rising (2014)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Chapman is an ex-marine in Brazil's slums, battling the yakuza outfit who attacked his sister and left her for dead.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Stars: Michael Jai White, Neal McDonough, Jimmy Navarro
Fortress 2 (2000)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space.

Director: Geoff Murphy
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson
Action | Fantasy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A warrior-assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands after refusing a mission.

Director: Sngmoo Lee
Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush
Azumi (2003)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi, Hiroki Narimiya
Action | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.

Director: Stuart Beattie
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto


When a stranger, Thaddeus, is found badly wounded near the village, miner Li Kung and his wife Ah Ni offer him refuge. As he heals, he becomes entrenched in a conflict that pits the townsfolk against the evil Master Ho, his nefarious Beetle Clan and the terrifying Lord Pi.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sequel | second part | See All (2) »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


Although RZA is no longer the director, he continues to participate as a co-writer, author of the story, executive producer, composer and protagonist of this sequel. See more »


References Candyman (1992) See more »

User Reviews

Sequel lacks stars, action of first
22 April 2015 | by filmcritic3See all my reviews

When THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS was first released, I think I was one of the few critics in the nation who gave it a favorable nod. While it was a glitzy martial arts affair, it did boast a few rather impressive fight scenes and a bevy of heavyweight stars including Dave Bautista; Russell Crowe; Rick Yune and Lucy Liu.

THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2 lacks all of that. The stars have bolted, with RZA the only hold over from the first. The fight scenes are good, but not spectacular, and the story is culled from the plot lines of many of the original martial arts films that inundated the Silver Screen in the 1970's.

Thaddeus Henry Smith (RZA), after the events of the first film, decides his soul is uneasy as a vigilante warrior. He begins a journey to return to his beloved temple, strengthen his chi (inner strength) and unite his mind and body. Along the way, he is beset by old enemies who refuse to buy his assertion that he is now a man of peace. While Thaddeus thwarts his attackers, he is rendered unconscious and sent adrift in a river. He lands in a small mining village, ruled by the evil Beetle Clan; a gang of cutthroat bullies led by Master Ho, played by Carl Ng and Lord Pi, played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who allows those who disagree with him the opportunity to fight in what appears to be the original octagon of the UFC. The people of the village are mere cannon fodder for the Beetle Clan, but one family, Li Kung, played by Dustin Nguyen and his wife Ah Ni, played by Eugenia Yuan, are secretly members of the Praying Mantis Clan. Why they are in hiding, or why the Praying Mantis fighters are reluctant to reveal themselves to the Beetle Clan is never really explained. I guess if there are too many Beetles and Praying Mantises, the members of the Orkin Clan will appear. Thaddeus doesn't want to become involved in the village's conflict, but obviously, circumstances will dictate that he takes a side and fights for honor and friends.

RZA desperately wants to promote himself as a martial arts star, but frankly he was the weak link in the first film and his sole fighting expertise is pummeling thugs with his iron fists, complete with a multitude of spraying blood packets. The fight scenes in THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2 are okay, but there is nothing stellar, and certainly nothing that compares with what Jason Statham and Tony Jaa are doing in FURIOUS 7.

Despite enticing cinematography by Roel Reine and several scenic shots from the Thailand locations, THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS 2 is an average view. It seems RZA is planning more films to highlight Thaddeus' journey back to the temple. Until he reaches his destination, he'll walk the Earth, helping people, like Caine in Kung-Fu. Let's hope his next adventure has better fight choreography and a handful of grade A list stars to help the endeavor.

9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official Facebook




English | Japanese

Release Date:

14 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Man with the Iron Fists 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiang Mai, Thailand See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed