Lady Snowblood 2 - Love Song of Vengeance (Shura-yuki-hime: Urami Renga) Reviews
Le principal problème demeure au niveau des combats. Ils sont très mal orchestrés et c'est plus qu'évident que l'actrice n'a pas de formation en arts martiaux. Ça m'a fait un peu décrocher. Mais dans l'ensemble c'est un bon divertissement, bien que pas mémorable.
As the above synopsis illustrates, the central subject of the plot is not revenge, as one would originally expect, but politics. "Love Song" maintains the high level of attention to history seen in the first film, taking advantage of the rich story material provided by the period to create a well written, well thought-out Lady Snowblood tale. Yet amid the admirably built plotline, the film remains true to its exploitation roots and gives plenty of what the audience came for. Gore is offered up through plenty of creative methods and topped off with gallons of red paint that does not look too much like real blood but turns up bright and vibrant onscreen â" which was most likely the filmmakersâ(TM) main objective anyways.
Smoothly reprising her classic role, Meiko Kaji is easily one of the filmâ(TM)s key delights. She is constantly fascinating to watch, whether she is calmly disposing of several enemies at once (viewers are treated to not one, but two "Oldboy"-esque sequences in which Yuki hacks through a small army in a single shot) or regarding her prey with her unforgettable fierce glare. The performance she gives isnâ(TM)t of the virtuoso, Oscar-snatching variety, but instead of the kind that happens when a part fits an actor like a glove. There is no denying that she is to Yuki as ToshirÃ´ Mifune is to his own badass warrior Sanjuro. She owns her character so completely and thoroughly that it would be simply impossible to imagine anyone else in the same part.
The best phrase to compare "Love Song" with the first "Lady Snowblood" would probably be âmore of the same.â? For those who cannot get enough of Kajiâ(TM)s iconic character or her stealthy, swordplay-laden, artery-severing adventures, this is right up your alley and will certainly deliver the goods. But for those looking for a radically different approach or style to these blood-spattered antics, I would not set my expectations too high if I were you. Often, as in this case, itâ(TM)s best to enjoy a good thing simply for what it is.
Though i stort of liked this one's narration more and the rate the story went.
Still everything is perfect and a big thumbs up for the soundtrack!
I enjoyed Love Song of Vengeance. It's perhaps not as good a movie as its predecessor, but it's well-made and worth watching if you enjoyed Lady Snowblood's exploits the first time around.