Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.
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The film is certainly a case of style over substance, and the utter lack of substance may be fatal for some viewers.
I had decided before today even started to use the idea of "audience films vs. festival films" as a theme for my discussion of the day's screenings.
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