While nowhere near the best film of all time, “Seven Samurai” will always be a strong statement on humanism. In this caste system set from birth, the shameless will live, scraping the bottom of the barrel while the warriors wither and die, rendered worthless by technology. A cautionary tale on the wastefulness of charity, through victimization and exploitation, compassion for the weak will be the end of man.
se trata de como un pueblo contrata samurais para poder defenderse de los bandidos, y como estos les ayudan a convartirlos. es una pelicula con su tiempo pero a envejecido con mucha dignidad, una pelicula que todos tienen que ver, el manejo de camara es muy bueno para su epoca, y los lugares a grabar son lugares abiertos comúnmente pero muy pequeños a la vez, muy buena iluminación al tratarse de escenas oscuras.
The concept has been ripped of more time than I count, but the original is still the best. After all, how do you compete with all these actors, Kurosawa's naturalistic way to film action, the dream like scene with the waterfall, the comedy that brings us closer to their turmoil, the attention to period detail, the whole battle with the rain (that brilliantly foreshadows the coming of the crops and thus the end), etc
Kurosawa's Japanese western with samurais. Of all of the Western penetration into Kurosawa's style this one bothered me the most. The familiar theme of heroism and the noble samurai dominate the work, but is watered down relative to his great works and stylistically there is little interesting.The adventure is full of humanity and is engaging throughout, but ultimately lacks depth.
An epic in every sense of the word, highlighted by Toshiro Mifune and Takeshi Shimura. Kurosawa's longest movie ends up being his most famous. The reason I remember this movie and won't forget it is because of the editing. Kurosawa is not afraid to hold the shot for a bit longer. As the film goes on, the spectacle of the film increases. It's a film you want to watch immediately after you start talking about it.