October 17, 2005


Yojimbo is one of the Japanese classics by Akira Kurosawa. I think fans of westerns would really appreciate this film, because it is one of the archetype westerns that influenced so many later films, both in the U.S. and I'm sure in Japan as well. But I never really liked westerns, and I didn't get into this film that much either. It's an interesting premise, and the story moves along fairly well. But there's not a whole lot of action or thinking going on while you're watching.

As an interesting side note, Netflix recommended this film to me based on my ratings for Neon Genesis Evangelion, Princess Mononoke, and Blade Runner. All of which I gave 5 stars. It also recommended it based on my three-star ratings of Dr. Strangelove and American Splendor. I guess this is one case where viewer personalities had more to do with the recommendation than film content.

Posted by josuah at October 17, 2005 12:29 AM UTC+00:00

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