Tom Mes china_crisis
Wed Jan 31 08:57:19 EST 2001

Did anyone else feel that Brother was just a very belated reaction to Ridley 
Scott's Black Rain with the races reversed?

Tom Mes

>Yes, his Japanese characters were certainly relentless and
>strong-willed, but they were still yakuza, and rather glorified versions at 
> >that. The black and Italian characters were so thinly drawn that it >was 
> >effectively reverse discrimination on Kitano's part, giving all the >best 
> >lines and characterisations to his talented Japanese cast
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