The Hidden Fortress

The Hidden Fortress ★★★★

The 100 movies I’ve missed project continues...

#84- The Hidden Fortress 
 Knowing that this movie was one of George Lucas’ main inspirations for Star Wars (my favorite movie of all time)... my expectations were through the roof. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed this movie. I loved pointing out all the similarities to Star Wars and the last hour in particular was great as it delivered various intense moments.

That first hour could meander at times, and I really think this movie could’ve been perfect if it was right at 2 hours. But hey, that’s how I feel about most movies in the 2:10-2:20 runtime range. It’s no Seven Samurai (is anything though?), but this movie is a piece of history that I’m now happy to have in my collection.

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