YMMV / The Hidden Fortress

  • Awesome Music: The score by Kurosawa's regular composer Masaru Satō.
  • Counterpart Comparison: Tahei and Matashichi with C-3P0 and R2-D2, considering that both pairs are pretty ordinary. Although, C-3P0 is much smarter than Tahei, and R2-D2 is braver than Matashichi.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The film was much more successful in the West than in Japan.
  • Love to Hate: The peasants, who are horrible people but very entertaining.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Matashichi and Tahei agreeing to rape Princess Yuki. Even worse, it's never brought up again, because they are distracted by a procession, and they are sent off with a bar of gold.