This movie, for its time and now are an example to be followed. You do not need "High speed graphics" nor do you need to understand the full lore, although it does not hurt to study. They used Katana's with real Hamon, which means they were clay tempered....look it up if you do not know. That is one of the most simple examples of how this movie was gr8? The ending included traditional Japanese festivals with characters such as the Hyottoko, and Tengu " My fav," of their lore". Masks at the end of the movie are a small but important feature of their heritage. I am an American and I absolutely covet their belief structure and their culture. I have infinite respect for their Buddhist ways, and how they got there. If America in 2020 could have gotten to where "they" were 600 yrs ago or more, we would be a better people. NO !, we had to drop 2 of the worst inventions of mankind on 2 of their cities. I am not going to type here and "condone" joining Hitler, after all I served in 2 wars myself, but perhaps we should have chosen a different target. This new generation of American, is susceptible to persuasive remarks, with people who have no "HONOR". Honor means so much to those Americans and definitely the Japanese, who want to persevere in a ever changing world, without, dare I say it,"Ignorant" children. I have learned that there is much you can gleam from this film, beyond its 1337 status. The Japanese and their ability to entrance the masses is evident in "Anime" and how hollywood does fight scenes today. I did not capitalize "hollywood" because they might be "Special" by choice.
Those snowflakes who disliked this movie have not lived enough life to understand the complexities and ...experiences of their predecessor's. This is a true work of Art, and deserves praise. If you are among the cognoscenti you will not only enjoi its pace, but its artistic value. A movie you will remember forever.