Interesante trama metaficcional. Sono reúne dos historias, en donde ambas se dan mutua motivación. Un grupo de cineastas aficionados podrán alcanzar sus sueños de realizar su obra maestra gracias a la rencilla de dos bandas yakuzas. Desde otra perspectiva, esas dos bandas podrán dar rienda a su enemistad de forma épica a través de la ayuda de los cineastas. El cine funciona como un delirio que se contagia en cadena.
This is like if the Shaw Brothers were given the script to Jodorowsky's "Holy Mountain" and paid Wes Anderson to direct it. I have no idea if that means it's great, terrible or somewhere in between. I'm giving it 3 stars to maintain my street cred on this site, which is clearly the most important thing in my life other than trying to find a real life Aubrey Plaza. Well, this review went off the rails. *shrug*
I've read a lot of debate about whether comparing this hyperviolent pastiche to Kill Bill is disrespectful to Sion Sono or not, but in the end, I don't really care, it's the only other time I felt like lopping my neighbours to bits with a katana at the end of the film, and I say that in the most respectful possible way. 3.5/5
Sion Sono channels some of the mad brilliance of his 4-hour opus "Love Exposure" for this deliriously entertaining film that defies categorization. One might call it a 'return to form' except that Sono has spent much of his career eluding any particular form. Regardless, this tale of a group of twenty-something slacker-cum-filmmakers mingling with warring Yakuza factions is blood-soaked, meta, and just plain fun.