Although originally filmed in 1954, it easily holds its own against more modern movies; surpassing a great many. Having recently re-watched it, I can honestly say that this is a movie everyone should watch at least once in their life. It is brilliantly filmed, the characters are rich and endearing, and the story engrossing. Many older films show their age, seeming trite and almost quaint- if not downright cringe-worthy in comparison to modern films. This is definately NOT the case with Seven Samurai. Technically it stands up against many modern movies. In short – I love this movie. And it is well worth checking out.