Samuro was an entry into the Rise to Power contest from Alienware. It's a tough video to say much about without giving away the plot, so this review is going to be very brief. It was created by Kakashisan, who is the same machinimator who created the Surfing With The Alien movie some time ago.

Samuro is a great machinima. The music is obviously appropriate. More importantly, the way Kakashisan framed the shots and set up each element was done with a skillful eye. The narrative flow of the trailer was quick and effective, and managed to setup the audience's anticipations without giving away the "twist" at the end. The best thing about the twist, though, is that as soon as one sees it -- you'll wonder how you missed it all along.


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