RAN by Akira Kurosawa (1985) is the best siege warfare movie I’ve seen so far.

This morning I watched Ran (directed and written by Akira Kurosawa) and I must say it nearly made me cry! Lately I’ve been growing more appreciative of the epic filming style of older movies. Modern movies like to zoom in on individuals during warfare, but movies like Ran like to zoom out and show the whole picture. Without CGI, these movies rely heavily on good acting and directing. Indeed, directing a movie of this scale must require similar skills to directing an army.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who appreciates the art of siege warfare. The visuals are beyond impressive and the acting is some of the best I’ve ever seen. I rate this movie 9.5 out of 10! It’s hidden gems like this I hope the modern world will never forget. I bow to you, Kurosawa!


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