Great movie! Over the top with some of the blood spurting, but this is
about the best recent supernatural/samurai movies get. The theme of the
nature's powers contrasted with the corruption in the human world is
well explored, especially in the forest scenes where the score is
unique and compelling. It's also interesting that esoteric Buddhism
(the casting of spells, etc.) is contrasted with both devotional
Buddhism and the cult of nature.
Musashibo Benkei is one of my favorite characters ever and the actor
does a superb job with this role.