Ran ★★★★★

"In a mad world only the mad are sane"

The imagery and cinematography of this film was stunning, every frame was gorgeous with fantastic use of color to differentiate characters and convey many themes of the film. The dialogue was clever and profound, with Kyoami being the philosophical focal point. The battle scenes were epic and brutal, some of the best action scenes ever made. The characters were excellently written; all evil, full of hatred and greed, but all very believable and someone we can learn from. The film contains such rich and powerful themes of betrayel, war, greed, religion and the human nature. Why haven't I seen more from Kurosawa?! Ranis an unforgettable, tragic and beautiful epic that instantly becomes one of my favorite films.

Damn that was a lot of superlatives.

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