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Film Review: ‘Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno’

2 August 2014 3:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Unlike most heroes of the Japanese swordplay genre, Himura Kenshin refuses to kill. That’s an admirable quality, until one realizes he’s susceptible to the same sequel pressures as anyone else: When the reluctant samurai laid down his sword in “Rurouni Kenshin,” he didn’t factor in the pic’s stunning $37 million domestic box office. Now Warner Bros. Japan has commissioned a pair of back-to-back follow-ups, opening Aug. 1 and Sept. 13. And while the expansively imagined, patiently paced project feels far more substantive than a crass cash grab, the conflicted character spends most of the first sequel, “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno,” slowly coming to grips with his burden, leaving things not on a cliffhanger, but in the lurch, with a shocking evasion of violence.

Rumor has it that the final chapter, “Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends,” is a giant, two-hour-plus action extravaganza. If that’s true, then this »

- Peter Debruge

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Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc (2014) Movie Trailer

26 March 2014 11:52 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Ruroni Kenshin The Great Kyoto Fire Arc Trailer. Keishi Ohtomo‘s Ruroni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc  / Ruroni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (2014) movie trailer stars Tatsuya Fujiwara, Yu Aoi, Takeru Sato, Emi Takei, and Min Tanaka. “Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio (Fujiwara Tatsuya), who [...]

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