When the flight is 15 hours, one naturally watches at least a movie or two. This time I watched Red Cliff, the recent John Woo-directed spectacular about the decisive battle from the Romance of the Three Kindgoms. As you know, I am on a quest to make the story work, eventually, but only by using mass media, comics, anime and other inappropriate means. (I read the book, way back, but it’s so much more fun trying to do this the worst way possible.) The movie is totally carried by Tony Leung’s prettiness. Recommended.
I also watched a movie called Raise the Castle in which the spirits of dead samurai return to bring an old, lost castle back to life. It was an extremely clever movie, and had some fun. The first two scenes or so are dire, so just hold your nose and get past the “funny” doofus-y guy being a doofus. After that, it’s great.
Today, we head out to Osaka, with a short stop in Nagoya (not to see the castle, tough.) There’s a chance I may not be online for a few, but I’ll try to twitter. :)