I enjoyed knowing that this film was based on a true story. That is something that always makes movies more interesting to me. I do not know much about Japanese history but this movie has taught me some basics. I learned that Japan was run by shogun and his retainers. The tyrant was the shoguns brother so killing him off was not okay. The shogun samurai finds 13 assassains to fight for him in battle. The most intriguing part for me was the action and violence. The movie was very long which made it seem even more intense. Overall I felt the acting was good. I did not enjoy the fact that it was in another language which meant I had to read for over two hours, but other than that it was decent.