Nishimura's schtick has formula has finally worn thin for me. Way overlong, OTT gore to point of meaninglessness,trite sentimentality. Worse of all the characters are undeveloped, so I didn't give a shit about them and made the film a chore to sit through.
This should please the Sushi Typhoon staple but I couldn't get past the garish lighting, sluggish pace, low-rent costumes, filler music, and complete lack of action choreography. I tend to love no-budget Japanese splatterpunk but this director's films feel manufactured and packaged exclusively for basement-dwelling Americans who get off on the fetishization of Asian school girls and fountains of blood. Not for me.
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuck? It's like El Topo and The Raid fucked while shitty Asylum movies were jerking it in the corner, then somehow their DNA all mixed and bingo, fucked up DNA. Which means it was awesome.
Wacky wacky wacky film, I'm only giving this 3 stars (instead of four) because it needed more serious graphics (or more silly ones depending on how you see it). The general esthetic was daring and taking advantage of the digital quite well (car fight scene is fun) but in the end it wasn't done seriously enough, storyboarding was lacking. But the madness and the little strike of genius is really there !