For April 2nd- Outrage

It’s strange.  I think I may have realized several parallels between some of the Western movies I’ve seen, and their Eastern counterparts.  I don’t know if I’ve realized this in the past (perhaps in one of these writings).  Outrage is basically the Japanese Godfather in this way.

Story/Writing: 1.5/2

Like I said, a Mafioso thriller framed inside of a Yakuza corporation that is undergoing a violent power struggle.  The head of each family has their own motives, as well as their own loyalties that may or may not conflict with them.  A bit long.

Acting: 2/2

Great parts played by all.  There were many characters, but once you got the chance to become acclimated, they all became very familiar.  Takeshi Kitano is probably best as an actor, but his directing is pretty good too.

Photography/Set: 1.5/2

Very realistic sets with a lot of variance to follow the story.  The shooting style is cool, but not necessarily as exciting as it could be.

Sound/FX: 2/2

Visceral and violent action sequences that turn the plot on a dime, and the music is pretty good too.

Misc: 1.5/2

A really tense thriller that is verbal and violent at the same time.  They strike a very fine balance, it’s just kind of long.

VERDICT: 8.5/10

A great movie by any measure.  Good for film nerds or action flick geeks.

About svolkmer

Photographer. Filmmaker. Nice guy.
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