Thursday, November 29, 2012
I had seen a few Akira Kurosawa films before this one. This film seemed much simpler than the others I had seen. I enjoyed hearing the differences in everyones stories only to find out that it wasn't a amazing battle, a story about a girl who had all the odds against her, or a tale of a samurai who was honorable and proud. It was a pathetic brawl started by a spoiled girl that ended in a lucky shot. The ending was interesting and a happy way to end the movie. Just as the monks faith in man is reaffirmed so is yours. This movie had a lot of drawn out silence and shots that only took in the actors emotions but lasted a while. I will probably watch it again in the future so i can better understand the complex themes that are most likely in this film.