Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Unforgiven - review

While it is refreshing to see a Japanese remake of an American film instead of the normal practice of it being the other way around, where Hollywood normally strips everything away that was great about the original, this remake has stayed true to the original in such a way that it offers nothing new.

It's never an ideal way of watching a movie when you keep remembering, anticipating and comparing it to the original.

Which is a shame, as Ken Watanabe delivers a great stoic performance as Jubee The Killer although the momentum that builds towards Jubee finally returning to a life of killing is dissipated due to questionable plot choices.

A cold-blooded "Eastern" that works if you haven't seen Eastwood's classic but if you have you won't remain Unforgiven if you give it a miss.

3 stars

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