posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 04:32 PM
13 Assassins- Japanese movie by director Takashi Miike. Set in the 1840s, 12 samurai/assassins and one bandit/forest spirit (maybe) are on a mission
to kill the Shogun's evil brother. It's the classic Seven Samurai/Magnificent Seven/Dirty Dozen structure where the first half of the film is
assembling the team and making the plan and second half is the execution. In this case, the last hour is one giant battle.
It's a pretty awesome action movie. There's a ton of carnage, though it's not the blood spurting, hacked off limbs kind. The villain is almost
cartoonishly evil, but it works for the movie. There's one fairly disturbing scene involving one of the villain's victims. Overall some great action
and a lot of fun. 8/10