Thursday, 18 June 2020

Wu Assassins

Surprise! You are now the chosen one!

One day a regular chef (Iko Uwais) randomly bumps into his destiny - granting him supernatural abilities (one of which is to make himself look like Mark Dacascos) and a quest to defeat all the elemental users known as Wu. As if dealing with the triad wasn't bad enough!

Some really good martial arts skills on display in this show.

While the triad / personal parts of this tale are passable, the whole concept of the Wu part and what they are trying to do is really flaky which they try to make up for by having some nice martial arts fight scenes. I'm almost inclined to say that it might have been better without the supernatural bit.

Anyway, this is squarely aimed at die hard martial arts (or Iko Uwais) fans - everyone else should probably just stay away. I give it 1.5 turtle shells out of 5.


  1. I liked the overall story well enough, and initially liked the martial arts scenes, but there were just so many of them that they eventually became visual noise to me and I started fast forwarding through them to get back to the dialog.

    I'd give it a 2.5 -- enough that if/when a 2nd season comes out I'll watch it too, but not so high that I'd say I'm really looking forward to it either.

    1. Well, I think we can agree that any time people start fast forwarding through content in any medium is generally a bad sign. :P