everybody on letterboxd.com: this movie is boring, 1 star
me: jung woosung EATS glass, 5 stars
visually it's as good as it gets but the story... sorry mr kurosawa still not feeling it! i do enjoy the sword fight in the end, the part with the medium and mifunes beautiful little hat. that said it does feel like a dishonor to kurosawas other works that this is one of his most popular films when honestly pretty much everything else he has made is better. i do wonder if i would like the movie better if it was made by another director who didn't have such an incredible filmography to compare it too but unfortunately well never know!