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Old 05-26-2008, 11:00 PM   #1
Joseph Madden
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 160
Red Belt...

If you want to see a fairly decent movie that explores the concept of bushido, look no further. Those of you looking for smackdowns and ground and pound will be supremely disappointed. I liked it.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
John Connolly
Dojo: NYC Icho Ryu
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 80
Re: Red Belt...

Urgh. What a waste of ten bucks. It's an example of David Mamet's (and I'm a big fan of his) worst efforts... a hackneyed, rehashed con plot and excessively one dimensional characters that just seem to go through the motions, rather than act like real people. Throw in an end based on some kind of macho father-son bonding wish fulfillment fantasy and a lot of malarky about honor. Even the fight choreography was silly. I went with my wife, and almost spent the rest of the night apologizing to her...

But, to each their own. I'd wait for video at the least.

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Old 05-27-2008, 07:41 PM   #3
Cady Goldfield
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,027
Re: Red Belt...

Now you'll have to rent "Best of the Best" to get the bad taste out of your mouth.
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