Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sukiyaki Western Django

   When one hears the words "Japanese Western" one is left to assume that the mind will be blown. Especially when Quentin Tarantino's name is posted on the awesome steel dvd case. Well that was me last night when I spent a good amount of time trying to pick out a new movie to buy. All the actors are Japanese except for Quentin Tarantino who is really only in the movie for 2 scenes. All of these Japanese actors speak in english the entire time, and it is pretty obvious that the majority of them that have only one or two lines don't speak english. My best description for it if you haven't seen it is to picture the comic book esque gore of the Kill Bill's, give it a struggling story line that is difficult enough to keep the viewer's attention, add some of that Asian film cheese, mix it all together and throw it in way over saturated colors and you have your Sukiyaki Western Django alright.

       Now while I do sound cynical about all of this (which I am because I wasn't that entertained) it was pretty cool. I know you remember the gore in Kill Bill and how blood exploded out of paper cuts and etc etc, well that's similar to what this movie was like. So all the action scenes were thoroughly bad ass. There was also a machine gun in a couple scenes (awesome) so if you think you can withstand the spotty storyline, give it a view.

5.5/10

30 comments:

  1. just watched the trailer lol the bullet sliding on sword is funny ;D

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  2. Thanks for the warning, guess I'll just avoid this one

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  3. Spotty story and awesome badass action scenes? Sign me up!

    seriously your reviews are awesome

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  4. Kill bill bored me. Sure, lots of violence. But it was ..well. meh. So this does not shock me.

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  5. I love anything by Quentin, so yeahhhh.

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  6. so does japan have a huge uninhabited expanse in it's west?

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  7. Damn. We have quite familiar movie taste.

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  8. well i thought it was pretty decrnt and i'm a huge fan of the western genre, particularly the spaghetti western stuff. and while it was fairly true to the genre. i felt it was lacking that something and it was too typical and brings nothing new to the genre. and it spends way to much time paying homage to old westerns like fist full of dollars trilogy and Django(amazing movie by the way i highly recommend it). but over i enjoyed it and it was a fun romp. if you like this one you should check out the korean remake of the good bad and the ugly. its called the good the bad and the weird.

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  9. Ha I remember you telling me about this one...I'm intrigued to watch it

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  10. I'm still gonna give it a go, hope it ain't that bad

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  11. they aren't that bad really. But i think japs should stick to making TVs and other tech trololol

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  12. Never really seen a japanese western... can't imagine it :P

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  14. Might have to check this out, I love Tarantino's work.

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  15. Never heard of this. Might rent it if I find it.

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  16. I've been looking for a new movie to rent. I'm a fan of Quentin's movies so I'll definitely have to check this out.

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  17. i watched it alittle over a year if i remeber well , i liked it , thought it was good

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  18. Wow, sounds like an amazing concept, especially when Tarantino is on it. Have to check out that movie.

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  19. This looks interesting..I'll see if I can find it.

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  20. need to check that movie out, sound cool

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  21. i love tarantino, but never seen this one before

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