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Thursday, July 18, 2013
Samurai Road Warrior
So I was watching "The Road Warrior" for the millionth time when I came to the realization that this movie (and the other two Max films) was just another samurai movie along the same lines of Kurosawa and Mifune. Or maybe, like all movies, it just shares similar aspects (No - let's say it's a samurai film; I like it better that way :)
In "The Road Warrior," our hungry ronin finds a village in need of help, so he offers his aid ("Seven Samurai.") He's in it for his own gain, but his actions will eventually reveal he still has a loving heart buried beneath all the violence (Kuwabatake Sanjuro in "Yojimbo.")
Though his part is a diversion, Max helps the village sneak it's gasoline (the Akizuki gold) across the land while being pursued by many enemies ("The Hidden Fortress.")
Maybe this is why I enjoy "The Road Warrior" so much. It all seems so obvious now.
And maybe this is why my favorite miniatures are my post-apocalyptic warriors and samurai.