Hereâ€™s the best sentence youâ€™re likely to read today: A movie exists that has dragons and magic and realise it, thereâ€™s a trailer, and holy crap you have to see it.
The film is called The Iron Mask, but it was previously titledÂ Journey to China: The Mystery of Iron Mask. (Other previous titles includeÂ Viy-2 and Viy 2: Journey to China.) Itâ€™s a sequel to the 2014 film Viy (aka Forbidden Empire) and was released in several international markets last year. The UK gets a theatrical and digital release in April but itâ€™s unclear if The Iron Mask will be available digitally in the United States or other parts of the world too.
Nevertheless, this trailer is a bonkers collection of action legends, high fantasy, questionable history, CGI sets, bad quips, and just…*chefâ€™s kiss*…we love it.
Is it just us or do you get the sense that the bulk of the actual movie is the Jason Flemyng storylineâ€”and this trailer contains 95 per cent of all the Schwarzenegger and Chan scenes? The whole thing feels like a ruse to get people to think they are going to see a lot of Arnold and Jackie but really theyâ€™re going to see lots of the guy from Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels riding in a carriage for the entire movie.
If not? Then great. But if so? Well done to the marketing team. Either way, this shit looks bananas and we canâ€™t get over it.