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As I’m sure you’ve gathered from the photo above, I’ve recently watched “Fist Of The Northstar”, another example of a film that I’ve often been recommended, but only just found the opportunity to see in it’s entirety. As part of my classic anime kick, I have a thing or two to write in review…This film is over the top. Although I’m not sure what I’d expected to see and admittedly enjoy hyperbole, “Fist Of The North Star” doesn’t really offer anything other than that. Protagonist, Kenshiro is essentially “Kung Fu Jesus” and his brothers, Raoh and Jagi feel that they should be instead, so of course, the movie progresses through a series of absurd confrontations from one end of a post-apocalyptic planet to the other end and back. Meanwhile, there’s another sub-plot about some children and a badass named Rei, plus the loss of Ken’s love, Julia to the world at large or something… Anyhow, there’s plenty of gory combat, but it’s all the same in the end. After you’ve seen one villain stumble backward until his head explodes, you’ve pretty much seen the entire movie. That is, except for the ending, which I won’t spoil here in case you might be curious. Don’t get me wrong… For what it’s worth, the movie is certainly watchable. I just wouldn’t pit it against “AKIRA” anytime soon.

As I’m sure you’ve gathered from the photo above, I’ve recently watched “Fist Of The Northstar”, another example of a film that I’ve often been recommended, but only just found the opportunity to see in it’s entirety. As part of my classic anime kick, I have a thing or two to write in review…

This film is over the top. Although I’m not sure what I’d expected to see and admittedly enjoy hyperbole, “Fist Of The North Star” doesn’t really offer anything other than that. Protagonist, Kenshiro is essentially “Kung Fu Jesus” and his brothers, Raoh and Jagi feel that they should be instead, so of course, the movie progresses through a series of absurd confrontations from one end of a post-apocalyptic planet to the other end and back. Meanwhile, there’s another sub-plot about some children and a badass named Rei, plus the loss of Ken’s love, Julia to the world at large or something… 

Anyhow, there’s plenty of gory combat, but it’s all the same in the end. After you’ve seen one villain stumble backward until his head explodes, you’ve pretty much seen the entire movie. That is, except for the ending, which I won’t spoil here in case you might be curious. Don’t get me wrong… For what it’s worth, the movie is certainly watchable. I just wouldn’t pit it against “AKIRA” anytime soon.

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