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Kidô keisatsu patorebâ: The Movie 2

Mamoru Oshii Japón, 1993

nrh's rating of the film Patlabor 2: The Movie

One of the great 'near-future' science fiction films and definitely one of the better political thrillers of the '90s, this vision of a terrorist attack via hijacked planes pushing a gentrified city towards marshal law is alarmingly prescient, to say the least. The long lyrical montage of military force watching over tokyo, mostly reflected in monitors and windows, is enough to argue for early Oshii's lasting power.