Rurouni Kenshin The Beginning ? Netflix cinema review (yeah we know we were late for this). Rurouni kenshin: the beginning. As the final installment for the rurouni kenshin saga,the beginning (how irony for the last to be the prequel).
Well as the manga,anime counterparts,exactly same goes with their live action version,nothing exactly could beat the kyoto inferno arc.
As the beginning were intended to tell the full story of himura kenshin cross scar origin. Many had known the main reason during the final. The beginning was just an elaboration on how the story goes. We can see kenshin as hitokiri battosai during his earlier days before a new meiji era were established. The only movie that we can see him kills.
It was neither good nor bad. It just as we said earlier,the kyoto inferno hype already overshadowed all.nothing could beat that arc exactly.
Rating: 3.6/5. But thanks for the effort of making a live action story that sticks nearly to it manga and anime counterparts(kaoru more beautiful in the live action).well done.
After watching 4 “Rurouni Kenshin” movies in a row yesterday
I can confidently say that I don’t like two things in this movie. Namely the story line and the characterization, so I can count myself in the minority. Amen. For me, it’s a waste of time to put a flashback 2-3 times to recap the scene that has passed. (Example: Tomoe’s future husband was killed, Tomoe sat crying next to the corpse, “Kyoto Inferno” and “The Legend Ends” Shishio crawling) in a situation where there are only two hours more to fit the whole arc.
Like “Kyoto Inferno” and “The Legend Ends”. A lot of swiping or inserting trivial things like the fight scene with Sawagejo Cho or the plot of Kenshin being punished by the government. Can be shortened again, for space for other things.
I remember the part where Takani Megumi wants to slap Kaoru’s face with the dialogue. “At least he said goodbye to you, he left without even saying anything to me” will appear in “Kyoto Inferno”. Apparently it doesn’t exist. That coat is the best. lol
Seta Sojiro, Sadojima Hoji, Honjo Kamatari and Yukyuzan Anji. Are among the members of 十本刀 (Juppongatana) whose past history should make Shishio Makoto’s planning. And philosophy seem rational in the context of the Meiji era, but this is not found in the film. Just a bunch of insane bad guys on a big “vacation” ship.
So without a strong foundation and motive,
Komagata Yomi’s sacrifice seems extremely foolish. As stupid as Sojiro knocking his head after losing or Uonuma Usui rolling on the sand less than three seconds against Saito Hajime. While Shishio is just a madman who was betrayed by the government.
For the latest movie “The Final”, I was hoping there would be more interaction between Kaoru and Yukishiro Enishi at his luxurious bungalow, but there was none. In fact, I didn’t feel anything when the Akabeko restaurant, the Maekawa dojo, and the Uramura police chief’s house were attacked by Enishi’s cronies.
Despite the meticulous quality of props and costumes, very good opponent choreography and wire movement, logical sword action, and the city of Tokyo/Kyoto that looks real, the delivery of the story in all four movies is weak for me.
The best Rurouni Kenshin
movie I’ve seen has to be the animation 追憶編 (Reminiscence), it’s just called a “romantic story in the Meiji period”. I don’t know how it will look after being adapted in “The Beginning”. Because there are so many crazy flashbacks from “The Beginning”, should Netflix show “The Beginning” first and then “The Final”, but it’s already reversed? Haha
- Rurouni Kenshin: Origins – 6/10 Decent
- Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno – 5.5/10 Mediocre
- Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends – 5/10 Mediocre
- Rurouni Kenshin: The Final – 5.5/10 Mediocre
Interesting fact: The comic writer and original creator of Rurouni Kenshin, Nobuhiro Watsuki was fined in 2018 for having child pornography DVDs in his home and office and admitted in court that he was a pedophile and told the police that he liked girls between 13-15 years old. However, he was not directly involved in the production of this film.
Rurouni Kenshin. This movie? No need to comment long.
This story focuses on the main character. It’s a strong character. Japanese stories do focus on the culture of strong people’s identity. Not in colorful colors to attract attention. Anyone interested in Japan must release this thing. Later you can see about the thoroughness of the Japanese way of life.
From place the clog facing out on the stairs. Cleanliness by cleaning the Dojo every day. Here’s how to dress up the main character Himura Kenshin. Lastly, you can see how the Katana (sword) is placed in its case. It’s a finished art.
This story is really manly. If you want chestnuts..not this story. There are no colorful clothes in this story. All about character and identity. “A sword is a tool to save people with. Not to Kill” – Kaoru Kamiya.
Rurouni Kenshin The incarnation of Himura Kenshin
Have you noticed, Rorouni Kenshin who became a live-action Samurai X anime was created from a true story. What’s more interesting, it was inspired by Himura Kenshin’s character named Kawakami Gensai.
The background of 1878 AD was the 11th year of the Meiji era in Japan. The Meiji reforms were moved aggressively. The feudal and samurai system began to be abolished and it invited the rebellion of the people.
Himura Kenshin means a samurai who roams freely and protects innocent people from violence. He also swore not to take people’s lives? Is it true to the true story? The original character that is Kawakami Gensai is not that perfect. He once killed a scholar named Sakuma Shozan because this man tried to open trade relations with the west. He was also imprisoned and after his release, was arrested again for helping the rebels to the shogunate.
Gansai is very disciplined.
When he has free time, he will practice swordsmanship. This samurai is very feared with the speed of his sword that takes the life of the opponent without even realizing it. Unlike the characters of Samurai X, Gansai never travels to protect the lives of civilians. His death was due to execution by the Meiji government.
Although the true story of Kawakami Gansai is not very heroic, it has successfully inspired the story of Ruroini Kenshin which successfully depicts the samurai polemic with the Meiji reforms. This is the shift between traditional and modernization. History has recorded, the era of the samurai ended in the life of Gansai. rurouni kenshin the beginning.