I have to add, this was a perfect movie for father's day. It was all about family togetherness.
"Hey, son, how about we slaughter the assholes that kidnapped your wife?"
"Side by side? That's so awesome, dad!"
"I've rearranged the tatami mats to help soak up the blood. Sure gets slippery when the heads start falling!"
"I can't wait to die with you! This is the best!"
It also included this great line:
Bad bureaucrat dude: For failing to obey the lord, you are ordered to commit seppuku!
Hero dad samurai: Seppuku? (Pauses while we wait for him to pull out his sword, but then answers...) Ho ho ho! When you bring me boss-man's head on a plate, and your own, then we can talk. This is not an exact translation, but I think it's true to the original.
I loved it.
Oooh ... the day ... long nap in the afternoon, then an afternoon sailing excursion with the in-laws, and finally some super-yummy stacked green chile enchiladas at the Santa Fe Cafe ... and then a movie! Lesser beings would have collapsed long before we threw in the towel, but something about having the sun shine until 10 PM just makes it hard to think you're anywhere near bed time. Now my blood is pumping, but I know I need to turn it down and hit the sack!