Tuesday, February 7, 2012
13 Assassins (4)
2010 Japanese film by Takashi Miike about 13 assassins who set out to kill an evil lord.
This. Movie. Kicks. Ass.
If you like Japanese action movies or any of the Warrior/Samurai type films you will love this.
Only big problem with this movie was that there were so many characters. SO many. Any from a distance they all have similar hair cuts and the same coloured robes and it was impossible for me to remember who was who.
I did like the different characters though and their use of different forms of weaponry. They even had explosives which was cool.
I also enjoyed how they tried to keep realistic with this movie. Only once did they have excessive blood and it was forgivable. I do like the Crouching Tiger type films but not when it comes to stories like this and they did a great job of keeping the fights honest.
The story was good, the characters were raw and the fight scenes will blow your mind. They used traps and fire and arrows and swords and rocks and...awesome. It was awesome. 13 against 200 always makes for a great action film.