The further Izo goes, the more he becomes a monster of instinct, and the more nihilistic his fury becomes, not because he kills, but because he no longer has any element of choice
Found this movie at Blockbuster in the clearance bin for about $4.
Big question is "was it worth it?" HELL NO
This movie starts out with a scene straight out of the bible. The main character is being crucified and stabbed... fast forward to present time, and he's suddenly alive and holding a grudge for his death. I sat through the whole movie only because I needed to see if this movie was ultimately worth my time and y'know what, it wasn't.
I wish I could get back the time i lost watching this pointless horrible dribble.
I could've shat something out that would've been far better to see.
AVOID THIS MOVIE.
For me to exlain this movie would be, yet another, waste of my, and your, time.
This movie gets a ...
This is the one film that I will recommend reading up on before you watch it. There are no spoilers, as the plot is not technically anything more than what is described in a synopsis. If you have a vague understanding of the multiple elements of the film they will be less difficult to interpret during the actual viewing.
Aside from a large amount of details and of course the deeper meaning of the whole thing, Izo is pretty straight forward. Izo died. He cant go to heaven, is too pissed to stay in hell and he starts killing everyone, which is frustrating to the gods. But the quality of the film lies in the details, especially since the scenes of slaughter are unusually drab for a Miike film (most likely due to the lead actor who the film was specifically written and funded for).
Only watch this if youre a die hard Miike fan, or if youve watched everything Lynch has put out.