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Good, but very violent film,
This review is from: 13 Assassins [DVD] (DVD)
If you like the martial arts thing then this will tick your boxes; and as a historically curious person I was interested at the possibilities here. It was a good film; but somehow the sheer violence of it and odious character at the centre of the plotline are my outstanding memories rather than the heroism of the assassins in question. Is this a bad thing ? Well I like to sense that within the set of human suffering caused by injustice lies a human story itself as would be characterised in eg the dilemmas and moral decline of a Macbeth rather than caused by the heart of a sadistic brute as in this film. But then maybe if you are an afficianado of this genre it does'nt matter as long as the action is good and the depicition is accurate. But not a film for the sensitive - some of the violence here is truly shocking.