Watched this because my father told me it was an important film, and so I was intrigued. Was quite good despite being super old, the cinematography is quite amazing and everything really seems like it stands up very well to the test of time. The stories were interesting and baffling, but it was fun trying to come up with what the true version may be. Mifune Toshirou (The Bandit) was quite amazing in his role and was quite convincingly crazy and/or unpredictable. Kyou Machiko (The Wife) played her rold very well in that she was a pretty annoying woman who sobbed all the time. I’m guessing that’s fitting since that just what women did back then? Not so bad since it’s an appropriate character to put on.
Good film that stood up well even after all these years, can give you a lot to think about if you are so inclined (I wasn’t). It felt quite long while I was watching it even though it was only 88 minutes. Felt sleepy after watching but I still understand its significance (I think). Oh yeah, and this is my first Kurosawa work. 70/100