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Old 10-19-2012, 02:55 AM   #61
Alexei Belyakov
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Default Re: News & Discussion Thread - Part 1

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Alexei Belyakov, thank you so much for answering my questions. I looked on imdb and it says Yashida is played by Hal Yamanouchi while Shingen Yashida is played by Hiroyuki Sanada. This contradicts with one of your replies to my questions.
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There's only one Shingen in Aronofsky's draft & that's [crime] Lord Shingen Yashida, Mariko & Kenuichio's father.


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So Logan is the only white character in the entire movie?
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No.


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Mariko loves Logan or Noburo?
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Her only love is Wolverine.


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Mariko rejects Logan's affection and is forced to marry Noburo, a man she doesn't love?
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No, she never rejects Wolverine. They're a couple. Shingen tears them apart by marrying her off to Noburo as a gift to The Yakuza.


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Mariko's father is the boss of a crime gang/crime syndicate....the hand?
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He's a crime boss.


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How does all those ninjas ties in the story?
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The ninjas are The Hand. Wolverine trains with them & fights them.


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Did we get to see Silver Samurai's alter ego.? How he become Silver Samurai?
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He's a bastard from start to finish.


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Logan managed to stop the arranged marriage of Mariko?
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Nope.


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Do Logan loves Mariko or Yukio?
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He absolutely loves Mariko, but cares about Yukio in a toxic way.


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So Mariko ends up getting raped and tortured by Noburo?
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She sleeps with him out of duty. Its not violent, just depressing.


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So the only good guys in this film are Logan, Mariko and to a certain extent....Yukio? The rest are all bad guys?
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The main "good guy" after Wolverine is Ogun - the man who trains Wolverine. After him is Frank, a Yakuza boss who helps Wolverine fight Shingen. Next is Stick who's Ogun's second in command and spars with Wolverine during the training.

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Some of the most unimaginative people I've come across on the internet are comic fans. God forbid a director take a character places the fans have never seen before (or imagined). Everything in those scene discriptions is completely in step with what I can imagine the character doing in those circumstances. Especially when removed from the comic panels and filtered through the cinematic lens. Brought to life in a medium which demands so much more. And which should be aspired to.

Here is something interesting Chris Claremont said of the comic genre some years ago "If you freeze a character into a certain set of perameters, usually for convenience - of other writers, of readers, of merchandisers, whatever - then before long that character runs the risk of becoming sterile. Writers and ultimately readers, may stop thinking of the character as a vital, real, three-dimensional being and instead come to percive him (or her) as an agglomeration of stock elements. Wind them up, turn them loose, and put them through their stock paces. Nothing changes, nothing grows."

This can certainly be applied to the film genre. If people aren't willing (or allowed) to push the boundries, or to take creative chances, then the genre will get stale and irrelevant really quick. Cynicism will set as the genre becomes nauseatingly predictable. Sooner or later it will have to evolve. Or it will die. Why not start now?
We are 100% in agreement.

The genre's gotta keep evolving. Nolan took it far, but there's plenty of room to go from there.

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