Dead or Alive: Final (2002)
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DragonBall Z meets Blade Runner meets a William S. Burroughs head trip in this hallucinogenic sci-fi flick directed by Takashi Miike. It is set in the year 2346 in the city-state of Yokohama, which has become thoroughly sinocized in the intervening 300 years. People speak a mishmash of Japanese, Chinese, and English and the streets are bathed in digital noise. The place is run with an iron fist by an exuberantly gay potentate named Woo (Richard Cheung) who, hoping to fashion a newer, crueler
Nov 29, 2002 Wide
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Alternating between facetious comic parody and pulp melodrama, this smart-aleck movie ... tosses around some intriguing questions about the difference between human and android life.
Plods along, minus the twisted humor and eye-popping visuals that have made Miike ... a cult hero.
Scene-by-scene, things happen, but you'd be hard-pressed to say what or why.
a disappointing lo-fi sci-fi closer to an excellent trilogy - even if its climactic sequence is one of Miike's ballsiest.
Stripped of Miike's usual flourishes, Final is an ugly-looking and often listless affair that only occasionally recaptures the entertaining insanity of the first film.
The film seems all but destined to pop up on a television screen in the background of a scene in a future Quentin Tarantino picture
Menace lowers at all points, but nothing develops; little is followed through on, and one finally does not care at all.
Though the violence is far less sadistic than usual, the film is typical Miike: fast, furious and full of off-the-cuff imaginative flourishes.
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