l'intensité électrique du film, le dépassement offert du scénario, la prodigieuse mise en espace des lieux et des actions le jeu incroyable des acteurs Mifumé et Shimura, l'humanité scrutée, le courage magnifié la beauté des combats et des mouvements la simplicité des moyens. L'action perpétuelle haletante et le combat pour la justice.
I wasn't expecting to be so entertained by this movie, but it actually was really entertaining. It had a western feeling that was completely unexpected. The 7 samurai characters were mostly well developed and their interactions were great. It made you care about them and their mission. I also have to say that it is quite brilliant visually
Kurosawa’s epic receives pride of place among my favorite movies precisely because it is an epic. The successful epic movie represents, at least in theory, the highest achievement in cinema. I may have seen, over a lifetime of moviegoing, one or two films that are more visually beautiful, or better acted, or even more moving than this one. But none was ever more masterfully crafted, more confident or more powerful.
Nasce dal desiderio di ribellione di un povero contadino una delle più epiche pellicole che abbia mai visto. La durata considerevole non scalfisce mai minimamente l'efficacia narrativa di una sceneggiatura di precisione chirurgica, dove nemmeno una singola scena è di troppo o mal girata. L'eccezionale occhio registico di Kurosawa corona una delle pietre miliari della storia del cinema, da vedere senza se e senza ma.
Some films can inspire classic action scenes, story telling and memorable characters but try and find one that inspires it's own genre. The influence of this film goes as far as western, war, heist and even to space with 'Star Wars' as a blue print guide to building a story and having a huge payoff to an all mighty final standoff. Is this Kurosawa's masterpiece? It's hard not to argue that point if it's yours.
This film's reputation pretty much speaks for itself at this point. So I'll try to single out just a FEW bits that I liked (of many) to comment on here. I love the way he uses flowers to capture innocence and femininity, parallel Katsushiro with Shino, and trigger the conflict that sparks their love story. Also love the scene where they stand with fire between them, Shino fleeing; Katsu approaching. Just excellent.