I know it's been a week since my last film review. No biggie, I've just been really busy that all. Anyway, I wanted to talk about the latest film I wanted to share with you and that is, Samurai X Trust And Betrayal, which is nothing short of an absolute Masterpiece when it comes to the kind character exploration and narrative drama that'll leave your soul-wrenching and heart-broken at the sheer sadness this film conveys yet beautifully captures through its incredible animation and score.
Samurai X Trust And Betrayal is prequel to the late 90's anime of which it is based on, Rurouni Kenshin, The Wandering Samurai, which centers on a wondering swordsman named Kenshin Himoura, who ten years prior to the story was once known as Batosai the Manslayer, and as Batosai, he helped usher in the Meji era of Japan through violent assassinations, and the kinds that left him with enough scars that left him both beaten and broken into taking a vow in that he swore to never kill again. You don't have to be familiar with the politics of the show or this film to have understanding in that Kenshin was simply an idealist who saw the dark truth behind his idealistic ventures, which is nothing new for anyone who has to go fight a blood war or who suffers from a severe case of PTSD, which Kenshin does. Samurai X Trust And Betrayal does a great job of capturing the very horror and carnage the 90's anime often references in its equally serious, but still more light-heartedly oriented tone.
My interest in watching this film came from having viewed a a brilliant analysis video from a youtuber named, Aleczandxr, who gave a detailed analysis on how Trust And Betrayal is a masterpiece of immersion, and it is in that not only does it tell a great story, or suffer from reliance on any gimmicks, but captures the hopeless tone of the era and story the film is depicting with such flawless bleakness that its a mystery to me this film doesn't get the kind of attention and respect an Oscar nominated animated film is a shoe in for.
Anyway, enough of my babbling. I hope you enjoy my review of Samurai X Trust And Betrayal. Down below, you'll find the link to my youtube channel and my pattern because I really do want to see the channel grow into something unique. With your support, I'm confident I can do that. Thanks again for listening. This is Films For Thought. Till Next Time.
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