This sequel lacks the impact of Honda’s classic, but Oda’s narrative does deliver enough action and destruction to satisfy any Kaiju fan.
A highly satisfying experience that delivers suspense as well as good dose of touching emotionality.
“A touching experience that highlights that the desire to be loved, for better or worse, is the ulitmate guide the neurotic subject within the societal field.”
“A visually exciting experience that shows that the only revolutionary thing that can give life its worth is desire that remains desire.”
“A great dystopian narrative that clearly gives expression the director’s fear of certain right-wing tendencies that linger within Japanese society.”
In Shiraishi’s talented hands the narrative transforms into a visual elegant and compelling examination of the desire that drives us all.
A fabulous narrative that does not only delivers a thrilling slasher-like experience, but offers a touching romance between two people that are, in their own particular way, deeply marked by their traumatic past.
It is via the splatter of blood, the concatenation of sexual acts, and the ghostly revenge that Yamaguchi presents the male spectator his truth: that he, beyond fantasy and desire, is a merely castrated being.
“Ueda’s engaging film is all about two subjects trying to escape their phantasmatic identification with the notion of trash.”
“A ‘seductive’ nihilistic masterpiece that explores the unescapable subjective problems created by the rhythmic capitalistic machinery.”
“A narrative with many beautiful touching moments but not a satisfying whole.”
A genre mish-mash – a cocktail of light-hearted comedy, family drama, bloody thriller, and ghostly romance – that is not only pleasant but offers the spectator a rich emotional fabric to savour.
Tanada offers a compelling exploration of the emotional turmoil a female subject caused by the sudden death of someone important.
Despite its obvious low-budget nature, Soejima delivers a highly entertaining and engaging action-thriller.
A great experimental thriller-mystery narrative about borders and the destructive nature of prejudice.