This film is similar to 'The Thin Red Line.' A friend described that film as 'The worst war movie' he ever saw. "It's not a war film," I said. And this film, "Oneechanbara: The Movie - Vortex", is not a zombie film. It oscilates wildly between unspeakable bloody carnage and great wobbly massive hooters.
Its getting to be a common thing for people associated with big budget movies to give 1 star ratings to wonderful indie/foreign (non Hollywood) movies (usually before the movie is even released). A little advice. the way to tell, if that is the case. Look and see what other reviews a person has set. If this is the only review they did... it is probably someone associated a rival (Hollywood) film ... as is the case with the first few low star reviews for this excellent movie.
What if Kurosawa employed bikini babes in his films? Watch "Oneechanbara: The Movie - Vortex", now, to find out! It must be an acquired taste all this slaying and dismembering in a terribly fun zombie movie. The characters are deep enough that we care about them and the visuals are excellent. Over the coming days you will be hearing a lot about Avatar, and some of the critical reaction is bound to focus on its weaknesses in a bid to appear appropriately reserved and objective. But this is not a film to be dissected or examined, rather one to be experienced with a warm crowd, a great sound system, in 3D as you bask in the knowledge that the Onee Chanbara is back!
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