Akira Kurosawa reinvented and openly criticized the action movie genre with his classic samurai films "Yojimbo" and "Sanjuro," which inspired waves of imitators that kept the badassery and violence but ignored the films' satire of the action genre. Heck, even the last two (sort of) "Yojimbo" movies, "Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo" and "Incident at Blood Pass," seem to have missed the point entirely, even though they're ripping good pulp fun.
In the latest episode of Critically Acclaimed, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review all four of the "Yojimbo" movies, for fans new and old, and also review the new releases "The Happytime Murders" and "A-X-L."
Give it a listen at Podcast One!
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