Writer: Cinnamon Lion
Overall: 3.5 Out of 5
Cast: 4.0 Out of 5
Plot: 4.0 Out of 5
Effects: 3.0 Out of 5
Cinematography: 3.0 Out of 5
Watch this if you liked: “Gintama” anime series
The Good, the Bad and the Lazy Samurai:
• Adapting from one of the best-selling manga and anime series, the movie version is certainly faithful and lives up to the originals.
• Some critics judge the movie for its gross-out comedy style, but they failed to realise that the anime and manga are known worldwide because of that.
• The movie is so random and doesn't make sense, much like the anime and manga - but the thing is, it's not supposed to make sense, because that would be ruining the essence of the original series.
• Some of the jokes and gags may seem a bit exaggerated, but that's just how Japanese style comedy works.
• So if you're looking to watch the movie with the expectation of seeing a historical and epic film, then clearly this movie is not for you.
• Shun Oguri based his performance as Gintoki Sakata on Chinese martial artist/comedian Jackie Chan.
Cinema Online, 07 August 2017