The Warrior’s Way – Hmmm…I wonder if this would be Post-Modern?
An actual movie review – “visually inventive hybrid martial arts Western tracing the adventures of an Asian assassin who must fight for his life while hiding out in the Wild West.” – anonymous
Style over substance? Check. Is anything not overly-styled in this movie, and this is just the trailer! Flying through the air, ninja’s in perfect garb – in a perfect line on the top of a building.
Confusions over space and time? Maybe. How could there not be some sort of flashback or confusion of space and time in a movie like this, guess we’ll have to wait and see…
Erosion of Identity? Check. This warrior refuses a mission when he has to kill the last person in a clan, aka a baby. Somewhere in this he most likely realizes he has lost a sense of his identity – which is the purpose of the movie. It’s a wild guess but I’m assuming he finds his identity throughout the course of this movie – what a hero!
Inter-textuality? Mehh. Maybe. This is for the Cultural Capitalist out there. When you see Geoffrey Rush from Pirates of the Caribbean, his character doesn’t seem that much different. Also, if you have been a-long-time-hollywood-tabloid-junkie then you would know that Orlando Bloom (yet again from Pirates of the Caribbean) dated the swash-buckling-leading-lady Kate Bosworth……..Coincidence?
Simulacra? A little. The trailer alone captures the “real” and imaginary collapsing together. At some points this even looks like a video game. What could be more “simulacra-ish” besides Disneyland and video games?
Bricolage? A bit. This is one big jumbled mess of other movies put together. Pirates of the Caribbean, 300, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon…..The list goes on.