Editor's note: With the hugely successful premieres of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and its spinoff show “The Legend of Korra” on Netflix this summer, as well as as rumors of a Netflix-led, live-action “Avatar” project in the works, two fans of the original series revisit the TV-to-film adaptation of “The Last Airbender” (2010), directed by M. Night Shyamalan, which received poor ratings from critics and audiences alike. By critiquing the live-action version, these fans create a roadmap for future adapters of the beloved series.
“Kagemusha,” meaning “the shadow warrior,” is a three-hour action film based, in part, on the story of Shingen Takeda, a powerful warlord and clan leader in 16th century feudal Japan.
She turns to her right, where an iPad sits on a music stand, providing a full view of her piano to her audience, packed into little individual squares across the screen. And while she is delighted to receive the cheers of her fellow performers and her teacher, she can’t help but wonder...That was it? That was the recital?
Directed by the famed Yasujiro Ozu, “Tokyo Story” is a moving two-hour film with the simple plot of an old couple travelling to Tokyo to visit their grown up children.