13 Assassins (2010)


A re-imagining of a Seven Samurai, complete with its Toshiro Mifune (the forest guy who is looked-down upon for not being a samurai, and his slight rebellion), its charismatic leader, battle and acting style (one wouldn't guess that it was made only in 2010). The villain is excessively brutal, more than any that Akira Kurosawa committed to screen (if memory serves well). Luckily, the movie isn't soiled with the silly characters that were so common in Akira's movies.