Ran ★★★½

Not as disappointing as Seven Samurai.

Ran is a film with a large scope, consisting of epic themes, and it has pretty beautiful production, but is very narrow in terms of development, execution, and payoff.

Nakadai is fantastic, and really compliments a leader falling from inherited corruption and power.
The film itself a pretty to look at, well composed and directed work of art, but it's dead weight; tedious as hell with very little involvement.

I appreciated it overall, but it sorely lacked emotional depth or vast meaning to accompany its grand commodities and potential.

Block or Report

Fritz Lewis liked these reviews