Miike manages to stage an adaptation even more over the top than the source material. While it lacks the narrative pace and coherence of the games, its eclectic mise en scene and entertaining ridiculousness more than make up for it. It happily wallows in the ridiculousness of the concept of videogame adaptations, and brings it to an entertaining extreme, rather than actually trying to adapt the feel of the game.
Zu Beginn fragt man sich nur: WTF!? Dann wird man aber bald in dieses kurios-absurde Gerichtsspektakel hineingezogen und muss immer wieder verblüfft den Kopf schütteln, was Miike da noch aus der Trickkiste zaubert. Die Regeln dieses Film-/Gameuniversums sind eigene, auf sie muss man sich natürlich einlassen - belohnt wird man mit einem Filmspektakel, das es so noch nicht gab! (Auf jeden Fall in OmU schauen!)
Courtroom drama is honored (can't remember the last time I actually felt suspense in one of these) but also subverted, with comical hairdos and holograms jazzing up the visual schema even as they underscores a deeper satirical point about the dangers of letting legal procedure fall prey to the same rapid clip of modern culture. Wright's best moments are his agonizing pauses; unlike the rest, he takes his time.
Have you ever had vanilla ice creme that midway through finishing it turned into a hard hitting action, comedy, docu-fiction? If not, then you obviously have never seen this masterfully crafted work of art. If the law is a wall, the the courtroom is its mud - D.T.K. 10 out of 10.
once again, another "so bad that becomes good" film appears. ok, it's faithful to the games but come on. doesn't work as a film at all. but is such an enjoyable failure seeing the quirkness of the game translated in a movie that you can't help but liking it slightly at the end.