5.02.2006

Roshomon

So for those of you who haven't heard of it, Roshomon is a Japanese flick that's from the 50s. It tells the story of a rape and a murder from several different points of view. It sounds like a really cool concept, except some of the characters were really annoying, which I think had a lot to do with the culture barrier. There was also the fact that it's in black and white (it probably would have been amazing in color), and of course in another language. So the movie had a lot of hurdles. It was still rather good. I don't want to say it was incredible or amazing or anything like that. it wasn't hard to watch because even though it was about Rape and what-not, it was made in more prudish times so it wasn't like the scene in Boys Don't Cry where you're cringing and thinking, "Just make it stop!"

In the end I think it's one of those movies where you're really glad you saw it, but you wouldn't necessarily sit through it a second or third time.

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