13 Assassins

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  1. catchwrestle1

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    In case anybody missed this, awesome Samurai movie by Ichi the Killer director Takase.

    I slept on it and just watched it yesterday, it was phenomenal. Anybody else see it?
     
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    Yeah, pretty good, even if it does feel like a Seven Samurai remake.

    Those CGI bulls were a bit much but otherwise a pretty good movie.
     
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    CGI bulls? Really. I thought the flames might be fake... looked pretty damn real to me! Yeah a little bit of that stuff was excessive, but hey that's why it was great.
     
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    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I absolutely despised the villain more than any villain I can remember despising in the past few years. That was phenomenal. Fell apart a bit towards the end.
     
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    Felt the same way. Awesome movie with an epic fight scene at the end...would recommend for any samurai buff.
     
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    I can see that, but I was a little disappointed with the villain. They didn't show enough of him to me. I mean, yes, he was a twisted fuck, but I just didn't feel very strongly either way.
     
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    enjoyed it quite a bit, though i was hoping for more twisted Miike stuff like the girl with no limbs. i know some people hated the mountain spirit guy at the end, but i loved it.
     
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    It took me a sec to figure out that's what he was.

    Didn't hate him, it just makes you do a double take.
     
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    the ax murderer Looking At The Stars.

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    I have it dowloaded but waiting until after exams to watch it.
     
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    It was a bit of a letdown for me. Big fan of Takashi Miike though.
     
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    The only problem I had with the film was that there were too many characters to care about, so I ended up not really caring about what happened to any of them.

    Great fight scenes, action, scenery but could have used a bit more character development.
     
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    Probably a smart decision. Good luck on the exams btw.
     
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    overall good movie.
    didnt like the ending and the CGI blood,what happened to good old fake blood?
     
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    The leader and his nephew were identifiable... but yes, the rest were interchangeable for the most part.

    So are we all in agreement that the mountain man was a spirit?
     
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    the ax murderer Looking At The Stars.

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    Thanks man :)

    I'll be back with my opinion of the film!
     
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    strangejosh We Do Not Sow

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    One of the best movies ever imho.
     
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    of course. people who don't like the fact that he "came back to life" didn't understand it. i think there's a specific Japanese term for mountain spirits but i don't remember it.
     
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    Liked it a lot. Can't go wrong with Miike.
     
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    Loved 13 Assassins, any recommendations for other Miike films to watch?
     
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    It wouldn't be a Miike film without a bit of out of place CGI. The Buff guy is Ichi The Killer, giant robo penis in Dead or Alive: Final and my personal favourite from the first of the Dead or Alive trilogy (ending spoilers):

     
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