Kenshin Himura goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.
Makoto, an assassin who once was contracted by the government, has since become obsessed with tearing it down. Formerly, Kenshin was mainly concerned with protecting Kaoru, but the stakes are now higher as he struggles to protect the nation itself.Written by
When Kenshin rides out to save Kaoru, he makes it to Shishio's ship in one night. Kyoto is an inland city. The sea is almost 50 km away in Osaka. Yet, the movie makes it seem like he reaches the sea in mere minutes. See more »
I am long time fan of Rurouni Kenshin and I love the 1st movie. Here are the good/bad from this movie:
+ Just like the 1st movie, character portrayals (including costumes, fighting poses, characteristics) are very correct, if you know the original story, you will immediately scream "Oh, I know that guy" when someone new appears.
+ Fighting scenes are incredibly good. The right usage of CGI mixed with practical martial arts and sword fighting techniques.
+ The right atmosphere is built up against the villains.
Too many characters are introduced without giving enough time for development. You will totally get lost if you haven't known the original story.
The pacing is a little bit awkward.
Fight scenes seem less creative compared to the first movie.
Kenshin didn't wear his trademark red shirt the whole movie.
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