Monday, January 28, 2013

Two Line Reviews - #442

Movie: Shogun Assassin (Chinese, 1980)

Plot: A kid narrates his father's amazing skills which helped him save their lives from the Shogun whose sons his father had killed seeking retribution for the loss of his wife! On his way out, he shows what it takes to kill the most feared of slave-lords!

What Works?
  • This one is not for the weak-hearted, for, blood oozes from bodies like water does from shower nozzles! But for others, that's something that makes this click!
  • A westerner making this Eastern film was quite a surprise as it never showed!
  • Revenge stories always need a powerful presentation and this one, with a young child narrating stuff, delivers the message eloquently.
  • The martial art fights are stunners and the Casio Keyboard background score induces nostalgia!
This is one 'Killer' of a revenge story!

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