💋🎄 Andi 🎄💋’s review published on Letterboxd:
This was just The Mandalorian Episode 4 but with extra steps.
After you’ve laughed your ass off to my R&M reference (😐), I want to say how terrifying it must be to want to accomplish a critique that does this film anything close to justice.
It’s been said many times before but I’ll say it again: Akira Kurosawa gives us one of the greatest and most influential movies, not just of the 1950’s but of ALL time. We are graced with 207 minutes of masterfully executed battle scenes, dialogue, movement, and visual scenery. Despite there being a large percentage of the film being cinematography-heavy, Kurosawa is not only able to hold the audience’s attention but also keep them on the edge of their seat. This movie isn’t and simply cannot be too long. The characters are too well-written and original for that to be possible.
From the acting to the lighting, this film is more than just a five star movie. There is a bookmark tucked between the pages of cinema history and it is located on the chapter where “Seven Samurai” is sprawled on in big letters.