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Zatoichi: The Last (2010)

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A blind master swordsman attempts to lead a quiet life with his wife but he is provoked back into battle.

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Shingo Katori ...
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Ryuji
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Tane
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Chieko Baishô ...
Mitsu
Mike Han
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Genkichi
Arata Iura ...
Juzo (as Arata)
Kôichi Iwaki ...
Shimaji
Seishirô Katô ...
Goro
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Toyo (as Youki Kudoh)
Shôken Kunimoto
Nana Nagao
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Tendo
Kanzaburô Nakamura ...
Masakichi
Toshio Shiba ...
Kitagawa
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Some movies really are not worth of making and watching...
20 March 2011 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003), where the leading role has Takeshi Kitano is everything which this movie isn't. It has an interesting story, we can enjoy more than impressive scene of the samurai sword fighting, every move is so precise, so 'Zen', so awesome. We follow three stories at the same time and they 'melt' into one, because the people in them meet each other, their life paths meet each other. This movie has everything: humor, fighting scenes, drama, crime, justice..., a complete movie. You can really laugh, you can really relate to every character and find the reason 'why' for she or he, every character is so greatly founded.

But the sequel, 'The last', is everything but not above mentioned. A very weak story, a weak characterization, there is nothing in Ichi's swordsmanship, he is so clumsy, that even the final fight is like a big joke. It is not even a the worst copy of the final scene from the last part from 2003. We can't feel the pain of Zatoichi, when his woman is dead, he uses his sword as it is the stick for killing flies. I don't even to bother what the director or the screen writer wanted to convey, because the movie didn't say anything. No drama, no humor, it is very boring story, dark, and very risky thing to make a sequel,a 'different' story after so great movie in 2003. I don't know what you are going to do and think, but me, after a big expectation to see more Zatoichi, because it is one of my favorite movies, I saw nothing.I tossed my copy and I am going to see Takeshi Kitano and this is the only Zatoichi for me. I know that there are tons of movies about Zatoichi even before Kitano, but I am sure that nobody can't top the 2003. version.


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