This was extremely bizarre and interesting. I'm not sure I get the deepness of it (if there's one). Actually i was constantly doubting about what it was talking about, thinking there seems to be something beyond the drama, and at the same time, it's very first degree so I don't know. In the end, it's just very firts degree and it's great fun.
There's lots of goofy CGI but Miikes commitment is so strong it rarely ever becomes an issue. Zebraman for all it's craziness feels like a reminder that pure cinema is where you find it, like the main characters who find streagth in something as obscure as an old tv show, Miike finds humanity in the most absurd of circumstances.Like waters with Hairspray Miike proves he can function with lighter material. Must see.
Zebra Screw Punch! Very charming and funny film for people who love gonzo Japanese cinema, though it is a tad overly long for this kind of material. Fans of Super Sentai/Power Rangers will appreciate the way the film playfully pokes fun at similar Japanese costumed TV heroes.
Takashi Miike shows his lighter side with this zany comedy. Original and funny with plenty of bizarre Miike moments, and even some heart - even if the final act does get a bit conventional. The film's major flaw is its leisurely pacing, which sometimes dampens the energy of the story. An immensely enjoyable weird movie.