“Ohtome succeeds in giving Himura’s bloody and tragic coming-into-being its rich and engaging emotional texture.”
“Ohtomo’s does not only preserve the essence of Watsuki’s narrative but delivers this essence with necessary emotionality and adorns it with many breathtaking sword-fighting moments that neither a manga nor an anime can deliver.”
“A highly pleasant action spy thriller that will satisfy both those hungry for exciting action and those who love a dense narrative with twist and turns.”
“Adachi’s mystery sci-fi film remains, after all these years, a highly entertaining narrative.”
“One of the most satisfying Japanese action films of this year.”
“Nakagawa offers everything a spectator and fan has come to except from the genre: exciting action and violent exploitation.”
“Sakamoto creates a nice, pleasant ride, but one that will be easily forgotten.”
“A satisfying sequel that fans of Fable’s first outing should not pass this up.”
“A pleasant and truly satisfying ride for the whole family.”
“An exciting blend of satisfying violence, tensive moments, surges of pleasing lightheartedness, and touching emotional moments.”
“A divisive exploration of the various sides of the crazy little thing called love decorated with a demented finale, which is as disturbingly violent as it is shockingly romantic.”
A great sequel that delivers everything what Kajju fans desire, but in a less thrilling manner than the first reboot film did.
A successful reboot that succeeds in honouring Gamera’s classic past, while also evolving this iconic Kaiju in a meaningful way.
Norifumi Suzuki’s narrative is not only a pleasing narrative full of betrayal, cat-fights between clans, rape, extortion, and acts of revenge, but also a powerful critique against the inherent perversity of hierarchical society.
“Sakaguchi reveals that what truly stirs the imagination of the spectator is not shining special effects, but true skill and physicality of the actor’s presence.”