Sunday, 30 December 2012

Rurouni Kenshin in Flesh

I'm back! Hmmm..this is a good sign, I like it!

It's been awhile when this blog was last updated. That doesn't mean I stopped watching movies. What happened was the opposite btw. I watched a LOT of films and found myself lazy reviewing. Anyways, I've been reading a lot of blogs lately and I got inspiration out of nowhere. Let's get this started. I had a two day off. Weekend off baby. I love it. I choose not to go outside and do unnecessary spending. Instead, I had some movies running. 

Rurouni Kenshin. It is the live adaptation of the anime series. To be honest I was excited to see the film 'cause I religiously followed the anime series courtesy of my brothers who do want to let me touch the remote. 

Takeru Sato plays as Battousai aka Kenshin Himura. I'm not really 100% into him. I watched him played the role of a young butler before and I find him annoying. I guess  it's the role's fault. Anyways, I think the make-up team did a good job with his resemblance with Kenshin. Kaoru Kamiya was Emi Takei. She looks perfect for the role. She even got Kaoru's bangs.

What to say? In general, I give this film a 7/10. With all fairness, the fight scenes are detailed and most look believable. They did a good job with the sounds and all. However, my brother keeps on complaining how they lack with background music which should have made the scenes more dramatic. Must agree. One more thing, I don't know if it's just me distracted or I really didn't feel how the connection between Kaoru and Kenshin was established. Like the next thing I know, Kenshin was into Kaoru. I know it would happen eventually but I just missed how it happened. Nonetheless the film was entertaining. I believe I didn't waste my precious 2 hours by watching the film. My only hope was, they should have shown the lighter side of Kenshin. Also, I was looking for the elders and children living in the dojo. Anyways, I know this is not yet the end. 


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