For March 25th- Dororo

Apart from the fact that I really liked the poster of this movie, the title also interested me.  Netflix’s recommendation of the film improved the chances of it being a good choice, so I bumped it up in my queue.

Now, Japanese horror and monster movies have always been a little strange in comparison to their Western counterparts, and Dororo is no exception.  The demons that are fought throughout the story are really cool looking, just perhaps not somethings most people in this part of the world would be used to.  However, if you like this kind of movie, you could do a lot worse than this.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

The story isn’t terrible, and the plot keeps moving at a good pace.  It may seem as though it slows down at points, but the characterization is worth it, especially for the personality of Dororo.

Acting: 1.5/2

Pretty good all around, as you can see that everyone is very believable.  The problem arises when you can’t take some of the supporting characters that seriously.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

The sets and shots are all large, sweeping, and epic.  There are only a few breakdowns in photography when the shooting logic gets a little off.

Sound/FX: 2/2

The CG monsters are all pretty cool, with a lot of work being put into the fight scenes.

Misc: 1/2

Good, but not great.  Then again, I didn’t really expect that much out of it, so I got my time and money’s worth.  The subtitles are also annoyingly formatted, so that wasn’t a lot of fun.

VERDICT: 7.5/10

Recommended for fans of Kung-Fu monster flicks.  Great for a watch among nerds.


About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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