So, this is my third time totally rewriting the Kurosawa article from scratch. However, I have to say, I really think I nailed it this time. If not, I'll probably kill myself. —UnführerGuildyRittervonGuildensternenstein 17:19, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
This is heaps better. IronLung 03:08, 9 June 2009 (UTC)
I don't give out tens. I never have, anyway. This is genius funny. A great concept, well executed. One of the strengths of the humor here is in the consistency of the characters. The callow film critics juxtaposed with the straight man (the author) who, while not participating in their moronic dialog, still enables them by being in full ironic agreement. It's funny, engaging, sickening and the truth. Satire at its best.
The only thing I would have done differently, and it's extremely minor, is I would lessen the linking on the kids' names to slut/moron/etc. While I often think beating a joke to death can be delightful, I just think a little less is a little more in this case. It's subtle.
Again, the only ten I've ever given. This is that rare thing in this place - an article concept that is very original and also very good. Of course the filmmaker himself is a vital subject, but your satire is not at him, it's at today's suck-balls action movie conceit. And using Kurosawa to shoot at that edifice is genius-plus. Nice work.
Prose and formatting:
I combed through it and corrected a couple of minor little typo glitches, but overall nicely done. The positioning of the Ran picture bothers me a bit, but I'm not sure how to fix it. We have article-formatting gurus here who might be able to improve that.
The image selection is good. The second one is a bit boring, but the comedy doesn't suffer for it.
Because you can't have all tens. I'm not sure why. You just can't.
This is feature material if nothing else is. That's a strong statement if you take it for more than the cliche it can be, and that's how I want you to take it. I mean it literally. I'm very pleased with this article.