Six-String Samurai Reviews
The themes and mood are over-the-top. The acting is acceptably absurd. The script is filled with the appropriate number of non-contextual one-liners.
Overall, it is excellent as a rarely-seen cult movie... just don't try to make it out to be anything more than that.
[font=Century Gothic]"Six-String Samurai" is an offbeat adventure film that combines several genres into one happy mix with a little Bergman thrown in for good measure. Of all the influences, "The Wizard of Oz" stands out the most. The movie is entertaining throughout and lasts just long enough that it does not overstay its welcome. And there is a cool music score from The Red Elvises, too.[/font]
I considered turning it off a few times.
Not. Worth. My time.
To watch a movie where so little is at stake emotionally because you have no connection to the characters (due to most of their dialogue being catch phrases or monosyllabic wails), it almost makes me wish that I did not watch it in the first place.
At the same time, the idea of a post apoctalyptic America that has fallen to the Soviets, where people wander aimlessly with samurai swords strapped to their guitars is brilliant and deserves much better treatment and mystery than this straightfoward, made for tv-looking mediocrity.