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    Review: Shamo (The Movie)

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ID:	11973 JudOWNED took on this write-up of the movie version of one of the darkest martial arts-related manga series of all time.

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    Thanks, man!

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    I thought the movie did a horrible job of capturing both the angst of Kyo and the brutality of fighting. They added a comic relief character that fails in every way and they removed a very important rape scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henshinx View Post
    I thought the movie did a horrible job of capturing both the angst of Kyo and the brutality of fighting. They added a comic relief character that fails in every way and they removed a very important rape scene.
    Not to mention, they have no idea how to make kickboxing look realistic or even exciting. I mean the hand to hand stuff was....decent.

    But the whole movie was way too rushed.

    They should ahve devoted the whole film on specifically his jail time.

    And if that sold well, then do a movie on after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henshinx View Post
    I thought the movie did a horrible job of capturing both the angst of Kyo and the brutality of fighting.
    Hm. Capturing the feel is one of the things I actually thought the movie did well.

    They added a comic relief character that fails in every way and they removed a very important rape scene.
    That guy was in the manga. Thought, I suppose you could make a case that he was more goofy in the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AAAhmed46 View Post
    Not to mention, they have no idea how to make kickboxing look realistic or even exciting. I mean the hand to hand stuff was....decent.
    I found the ring scenes unrealistic because of all the other things besides the fighting; how the corners (or complete lack thereof! lol!), ref's and Doctors acted. I liked the fights, though.

    But the whole movie was way too rushed.
    Parts were rushed, particularly the end. But...

    They should ahve devoted the whole film on specifically his jail time.
    ...I can't agree with that AT ALL. The Sugawara arc is the natural choice for a movie. They made some weird choices though, in adding things that weren't from the manga (that rather pointless scene with the Banryukai opposition group), and then rushing through things that were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrost View Post
    JudOWNED took on this write-up of the movie version of one of the darkest martial arts-related manga series of all time.
    Phrost reads manga? Consider my mind blown.

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    seems like an interesting movie, i'll check it out. thanks for the review!
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