So this is another Japanese period piece my hubby made me watch. It was beautifully done and well acted. It made me cry, and reaffirmed my belief that the Samurai were a bunch of weirdos. I mean really the whole honor above all else, even to the point of killing yourself is a bit much.
However, we get to see the true meaning of honor and being a true Samurai as our hero fights to protect those he loves. If you like historical movies, Japanese movies, and/or sad movies, then this is a movie you should watch. There was nothing I didn’t like about the movie, except that it made me cry and I wanted to slap people for being stupid, even though it is accurate to the time period.
Description on IMDB: A tale of revenge, honor and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord.