January 03, 2004

Kick Ass in its many forms

Well, I've decided to write a belated review of The Last Samurai which I saw on the 31st/1st.

First and foremost, it kicks ass.
But what kind of ass does it kick and what does the actual kicking? Let's break it down, shall we?

It kicks history's ass by being the most awesome portrayal of the coolest time and place in history since the Shogun mini-series.

Tom Cruise kicks acting's ass by being great at it despite what anyone says.

It kicks the audience's ass (especially mine) throughout the whole movie.

It kicks drama's ass by actually having a story.

Finally, it kicks action's ass with a couple of the coolest action scenes I've seen in a long time. Personally, I liked them better than anything in either of the final two Matrix movies.

On a nigh unrelated note, Disgaea kicks ass by being so damn awesome in almost every way.

There you have it. Just what kicks ass about The Last Samurai.

Posted by Paul at January 3, 2004 08:06 PM
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