Excerpt: This movie has all the potential in the world. I love westerns. I love swordsman movies. Heck, I loved Sukiyaki Western Django. But this is just horrible. Bosworth's cheesy character is nearly unbearable and the dialogue is horrible. Which would be fine if the action scenes were great, but they're far from it. I would say this appeals to a very limited demographic. One that doesn't care much about a good story or script or even good acting or action.
Excerpt: This movie is really art. I guess people just don't get it. And I have no idea why Blu reviewer slammed it. It has great beginning. great build up, great story, great acting, great tragedy, great action, great cinematography, great ending, even great second ending, greatest swordsman that ever lived ever. Highly Recommend. I get it.
Excerpt: I bought this movie on a whim, I figured if you combine the styling of 300 with a movie about Ninjas and throw in a western, you would have a sure fire hit, and I think it works. The official Blu-Ray review seems to state that this movie misses its mark, but I think it really works. The story is funny and it tries to be, this is definitely not a so bad it is funny movie.
Conclusion: I really liked this film. A mix of samurai and western filmed 300 style. There were a few slow moments, but there were some visually impressive action scenes that far made up for them. Not too violent, sure there is blood, but no major gore/bad language or sex. All the cast did a great job without hamming it up too much. highly recommended.
Conclusion: the worlds greatest swordsman has to kill all enemys to survive, attachment is not an option for him. however will not killing his foe's child a mistake ? he leaves his country with the child ending up at a run down town in the wild west. he's put away his sword whilst trying to build a life for himself and the child, even finding friendship, however the town has it's own problem....a gang that will return again to ravage.
Conclusion: This strange blend of Western, Action and Martial Arts genres is a cinematic oddity, which works reasonably well. The film is visually brilliant with a high quality aesthetic to both the action and effects. With the only problems coming from the one-sidedness of The Warrior's sword fights, still there is plenty of fun to be had, even if cliches are often thrown out.
Conclusion: Don't be put off by the lame trailer - it does not show what a great gem of film this is. They should sack the marketing dept. This film is well worth watching...if you are a fan of samuari/martial arts film, this should be an 'instant' buy. The mix with the Wild West is a great idea and Kate Bosworth is fab. Action scenes are well done -even with the CGI touches..