Friday, December 5, 2008
Movie Review - Trail of Blood
So here's a review on a movie some of you may not have heard of. It's the TRAIL OF BLOOD! For fans of films such as Lady Snowblood and Lone Wolf and Cub (AKA Shogun Assassin ~only better and in multiple parts).
This film has a similar feel to it, and a perfect plot of vengeance to inspire the main protagonist. Without giving much away, the story follows a drifter samurai who leaves his life of swordplay to settle down and start a family. Unfortunately he's pissed some serious people off and finds himself a drifter once again after his family is brutally slain. Needless to say he is driven to destroy the people who schemed the heinous plot.
I really dig the characters in this film. There's a lot of depth to some of the bad guys, the main character is a badass, and a few mysterious characters come in and out of the story that make you want to know them more.
It's not as violent as Lone Wolf, but it has its moments. There were a few times when the choreography seemed off (people in the background 'waiting their turn' to fight him while they have a clean shot at a kill), but not too often to be distracting.
Now I've only seen the first installment of the trilogy, but Netflix is sending me the rest. I enjoyed this film a lot and hope the rest of the films live up to the expectations I have.
I will let you all know once I've watched them.