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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

[5.50/10] Goemon (2009)

Goemon (2009)

Short review: "Goemon" was a mixed bag for me. Director Kazuaki Kiriya tries hard to explain the background of the story and it become dragging in the first 20 minutes of the movie while also getting to confuse the audience. It should be more plain and simple story background as so much history character has been involved. The acting was mediocre and way over-the-top! The effects were strange! The lighting was often unusual and nothing ever looked real be it castle, forest or grassy plain. Combine this with super jumps, one vs. thousands fights and CGI straight out of last years video games and the result is an audience questioning if we are supposed to take the melodrama seriously. And since it seems more time and effort was spent stylizing fights than smoothing out a plot, I'm guessing the answer is no. There are some beautiful images and creative fight choreography, but as a whole "Goemon" failed to deliver!

  • My Rating: 5.50/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 6.6/10

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