We've previously covered martial arts movies but there was a time where they weren't necessarily getting the attention like they are now. While Jackie Chan broke through in American, lots of movies being made in China and Japan got attention but not on a mainstream level. Iron Monkey was on of the movies that broke through in America and got some high positive praise from critics. Rightfully so too. You care about the characters, the fight choreography is excellent, and the story is very easy to understand.