Synopsis: "After the events that transpired in Grasscutter, Usagi leaves Sanshobo's temple. On the road, he encounters an idealistic samurai, the son of a former comrade, who is on the warrior pilgrimage to hone his skills, striving to live up to his father's legend. The young samurai continues to test himself, but finds that in action, all the practice in the world could kill you."
Post by thwhtguardian on Mar 31, 2016 19:53:05 GMT -5
I sometimes wonder about this one, was the father really there or like the ghost of the little girl from the "Promise in the Snow" ? I tend to lean towards being the real deal but the ending is a bit ambiguous.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
This is one of those classic western movies which reflects eastern thoughts. The grizzled physically lost and damaged father figure (usually not seen but only referred to in movies) whose fame/history drives the son forward in hopes of honoring him only to fail and lean a life lesson in doing so while being saved by another hero. Only this time the hero is actually the presumed dead father travelling in his son's shadow hoping to help his sons growth. Earlier we have the story of the dead child's ghost love/protection of a father and it is now the reverse where a living father strives to love/protect the child. Bookends of what is best and most beautiful in having a family...
Gimme a home on the ol' prairie where I can sit in my rockin' chair reading my favorite old comic books of yesteryear!