Victorian Squid wrote:
Wasn't that an underlying theme of the movie, though, that one thing both the old mafia guys and Ghost Dog have in common is that they're sworn to outdated philosophies and ways of existing that make them anachronisms in the modern world, and that they are fated to die out by adhering to them?
Sure, that's true. But I had trouble believing in, or accepting, the whole devotion to the samurai code of conduct.
I understand that it isn't meant to be a "realistic" film. It's a clever, stylish genre film that is channeling other clever, stylish genre films. Le Samurai comes to mind.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the film. But I felt that it was distancing itself from me. I wanted to connect to it emotionally, but couldn't.
I'm surprised by my reaction to it now, because I really loved it when it first came out.