Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Twilight Samurai

   Well as always spoilers are here so if you plan on watching this movie I would skip down to the second paragraph. This is by far the best samurai/martial arts movies I've seen in the last 5 years. It takes an interesting view on Japanese samurai during what I would guess is the Edo period, showing that Japanese samurais still looked at being a samurai as a monotonous task comparable to an office job of the 21st century. It also is a pretty in depth view on the main character who is an awkward, tired man who wants nothing more than to perform these daily routines in peace and wait for death. He does not want to advance in his life nor does he want to change anything. He is used to the things that he has come to tolerate and is seemingly afraid of change (shown by him denying his life-long love for the reason that he is afraid of things changing). Overall he ends up maturing and becoming a little more happy towards the end when he is forced to fight which I thought was pretty awesome because it made him finally break out a little bit. That brought him to accept his love's hand in marriage. Such an awesome ending. those last 15 minutes blew my mind.

   If you haven't seen it, I highly suggest it. Such an awesome story. The pace is slower, but it just shows how life was back then (well how I imagine it would be). The characters are all insanely developed and it is good basic storytelling at it's best. 8.5/10

35 comments:

  1. Haven't seen it, I'll check it out

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  2. the slow pace was deffinatley worth it

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  3. I was waiting for this review. Sounds like you and my other friends agree, it's a must see. Thanks for the info, I'll be watching it asap.

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  5. I really have to check it out, it sounds awesome :3

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  6. I'll be sure to check it out. Starred your blog for future reference.

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  7. I just watched the trailer, looks interesting...

    did you saw the classic "Lady Snowblood"?

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  8. This is cool I'll check it out

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  9. Saw this a while ago, I rate it mediorce

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  10. haha, i didn't know that?! or did i? good post anyway :D

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  11. Hmm never seen it might actually get this one!

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  12. Thanks for the review! Definitely gonna have to give this a shot!

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  13. Yet another movie I need to see. Thanks!

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  15. Awesome, i'll check this one out for sure :)

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  16. Great blog, man!

    Hope you`ll check out mine as well.

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  17. Oh damn. I thought it's some samurai in Twilight movie. But thankfuly it's Twilight Samurai :D

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  18. Good review, was planning on watching it. Now I will definitely watch it!

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  19. I usually enjoy Japanese movies so I'll give this one a look next time I'm down at the movie store.
    Cheers for the review.

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