Reviews of movies, music, books and more by David Goody.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

DVD: Azumi

Azumi is a medieval action film. 10 assassins have been trained since their youth to take out the greatest threats to peace in their country. Before they set out on their missions their master sets them one final test. They must each slay their closest friend, leaving only 5 assassins to serve the mission.

Despite it's comic book origins and it's cute female lead, Azumi is a dark and intelligent action movie that muses on morality and loneliness. As the most powerful of the assassins young Azumi draws the eye during the fight sequences but the scenes where she tries to understand a world she has been kept from as she grew up learning combat techniques are equally powerful.


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