Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai) (2017)
Critic Reviews for Legend Of The Demon Cat (Kûkai)
This stunning blockbuster shows that a superior original source, vaunting artistic ambition and a $170 million budget can turn a potboiler supernatural whodunit into something of ravishing beauty.
Prioritizes sprawling spectacle over involving storytelling and falls far short of the historical and social allegories with which [Kaige] made his name ...
The supernatural murder mystery is crammed so full with dazzling visuals and convoluted exposition that viewers are advised to surrender to this fever dream - or give up entirely.
It starts on a promising note, with the first half being an intriguing murder mystery -- the emperor has just been killed and all signs point to his heir being the next target. But by the later half, everything spirals out of control.
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