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East Meets Old West and not a grasshopper in sight!,
This review is from: The Warrior's Way [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)"The Warrior" Raised as an assasin and wishing 1 day to be the number 1 swordsman kills the last of a rival clan but cannot bring himself to kill the last surving member, a baby girl. Failing in his duty he becomes number 1 on his own clans death list so decides to leave his life behind. Taking with him the clothes on his back and the infant child he sets sail to the wild west town of Lode to find an old friend. The town is populated by circus folks who are more than a little down on there luck and have chosen to "stay a while" in this shell of a town. Taking on his old friends deserted Laundry shop he settles down to a new life where he meets a pretty young lady with a dark past. One way or another the past always seems to catch you up and pretty soon renegade outlaws and ninja style assasins are gunning and slicing for blood...
The Warriors way is a 1hr and 40 minute East meets Western film. It is very comic book stylised enhanced by digistised green screen back drops and slow motion action sequences that in the latter parts of the film are pretty full on. The film takes a while to get up to speed filling in background and trying to build some tension with background on the Warrior the young lady (Kate Bosworth). Before eventually getting into a rip roaring action filled showdown.
The Blu-ray film quality is excellent though at times its stylised filming makes it look a little peculiar, but in truth I found it in keeping with the film, although I did feel during 1 scene in particular there was an over use of slow motion which didn't hit the mark for me. The sound quality is HD-DTS a sounded great through a cinema system though I couldn't find any other langauge versions or subtitles apart from the SDH subtitles. The Extra (singular) is the trailer which is in Standard Definition. Although i don't mind a trailer included with a movie I expect some proper extras. I mean its not like your going to watch the trailer and decide on getting the movie as you already have it!
Overall i though it was an enjoyable film but not with out flaws. It at times glossed over a kind of 2D plotline with its cinematics, which wouldn't have been a problem if it was non stop full on action but it slowed in parts which would have allowed for a little extra in the screenplay writing. I generally enjoy Cowboy crossover films I am very much looking forward to the movie version of the comic book Cowboys and Aliens so The Warriors Way was always part of my movie budget list. For those less inclined to the genre they might want to wait till the price drops or consider renting.