Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai ★★★★★


How is this my first time watching this? Utterly majestic, hilarious and profoundly sad in equal measures, the kind of movie that makes you contemplate after its ending in awe how exciting and powerful cinema can be. Kurosawa's most fordian film therefore his most purely mythical-on masters, obeyers and rebels, war and peace, duty and honor, forgotten heroes and martyrs, hope in darkness and ultimately life and death. Never has movement being captured as forcefully as Kurosawa does here, such elegant compositions that document so mesmerizingly the humanity and the big emotions at the heart of it all, god tier theme song too. A simple adventure story, the first modern action flick if you will becomes an anti war scream. War is the only constant in human history but it doesn't have to be this way. We do not have the strength anymore to bury our casualties.

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