There’s no denying that a kind of formula has taken hold as the A plot and B plot—the latter this time about a samurai and a female warrior in various states of dishonor—move things along briskly before becoming entwined at the end. Predictable, maybe . . . but Baby Cart in Peril succeeds in showing off the series’ deep roots in vulgar kabuki drama and countless samurai program pictures.
November 08, 2016