Shadowlocked - Having seen and enjoyed cult Japanese swordplay films before, including the original of this remake, I had a feeling I knew exactly how the plot of this particular period drama would develop and hoped that knowing the end of the story wouldn’t ruin the rest of the film. You see, the plot of these films are as old as the subject matter themselves, and have appeared in enough Hollywood films that even the most infrequent of film goers will know how it goes.
Ray Porreca of Entertainment Buddha writes: "Video games and movies have a long – and traditionally rocky – history together. Games have always popped up after the release of a hit film, hoping to capture the box office rush and generate more sales numbers. Sadly, all too often, movie related video games end up disappointing fans. Instead of building upon the great and engrossing worlds seen in feature films, video games based off of movies tend to simply rehash what the viewer has already seen on the silver screen, creating for what generally feels like hollow entertainment."
Reviews of 13 Assassins and Submarine, interview with The Eye of the Storm actor Geoffrey Rush and my Top 5 Fight Movies.
The once dormant samurai movie is rejuvenated in 13 Assassins, a spirited and violent romp which delves into the honour and savagery of samurai ideology.