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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.