Ok, to start off with if you liked Casshern, you will probably enjoy this film. The story is simple and pretty straight forward, so you can follow along. But be prepared for a film that puts it look before much of anything else. Watching this film, as my title states, was like watching human actors green screened into a 2 hour long cut scene from the current crop of Japanese video games. Even the horses people ride about are cgi work, but then again since most of the landscapes are cgi as well I suppose that's fitting.
Some of the work is impressive, other portions cry out 'Hey I was made in a computer'. And most set and costume design are a vanciful video game-manga hybred with hints of historical acuracy tossed into the mix.
So in conclusion if you like your samurai movies like Casshern or Kamui, you'll like this film as well.
A more traditionalist who like Sanjuro or Seven Samurai perhaps not so much.
Must confess though this film is one action scene after another , they some how felt repeatitive after a while. So sitting there watching Goeman felt more like 3-3 1/2 hours rather than 2. But I'd fall more into the traditionalist group.