Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

This is an enjoyable film. It definitely is worth seeing especially if you haven't seen the original.

But ... I question what the point of this remake was. It's been years since I've seen the original but it seems to be pretty faithful to it. Is this Miike's Psycho remake? Was the 3D a complete joke? It was completely underutilized. I don't get it.

And as a followup to my favorite movie of last year, I found myself even more disappointed in this.

If you haven't seen 13 Assassins or the original, I'd give this an A. If you've seen both of the films I mentioned, I've got to lower this to a B.

Directed by Takashi Miike
2011, U.S. Release: 2012
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