This is when it seems Kitano was moving in to just simply making entertaining movies, and he's pretty good at it. The fight scenes here are great but what's more important is that the characters are all distinguishable and funny. In a way, Zatoichi is really no different from the other protagonists in Kitano films, but I felt that the story here was more conventional. Maybe a good film to introduce Kitano to someone.
Apesar de tener unos momentos memorables, la deficiente dirección en el ensamble de las escenas y la carencia de ritmo en el montaje merman a la pelicula. A destacar algunas escenas de musica sincronizada y ese toque gore que caracteriza al director.
the fuck did kitano do to zatoichi? he managed to take all of what makes the character badass and replaced it with a boring, silent, gore hungry main with frosted highlights and alien eyes. the fight scenes were boring with pathetic effects and the side characters undeveloped. i'll stick to my shintaro katsu's.
This was amazing. I love the combination of humor, action and drama. Kitano did an amazing job on both sides of the camera here. The action scenes were thrilling, the soundtrack was cool and everything just worked. I loved the look of the film, Kitano does violent action the way it should be done; slow simmering and with a huge helping of cool. I can't recommend this one enough.