The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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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.
Final is a fitting capper to the trilogy
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.
Although some viewers will not be able to stomach so much tongue-in-cheek weirdness, those who do will have found a cult favorite to enjoy for a lifetime.
OK, this doesn't compare to the explosive tempo of the first part's opening sequence; nor to its visual shock value; nor, for that matter, to the melancholic suspense of the second installment. No, it's surprisingly and refreshingly different (apart, of course, from the two main actors). The tongue-in-cheek futuristic scenario drives the characters towards each other across genres and languages with an almost gravitational force. The moment of impact-conclusion is your choice of: a)Shakespearean metaphor of life and humanity in a cartoon costume; b)sublimation of violence into homo-erotics; c)humorous detonation of an impossible buildup. Everything up to then is even less unequivocal.
Highly recommended to indiscriminate movie buffs who don't mind following foie gras with a hot dog; caution to those with more refined palates.
A lot better from what i was expecting, considering that must people don't give a lot of credit to this one. It's a nice spoof of sci/fi concepts. A fit ending to a very unique trilogy.
While not as fast-moving as earlier Miike thrillers like Shinjuku Triad Society, Dead or Alive: Final does pick up the pace from its two predecessors, and replaces the brutal violence of the first with some exciting martial arts/gunplay.
There's a confusing climatic attempt to draw all three movies together, plus some pretty cool mecha-violence complete with a jaundiced skyline. Overall, a nice finish to an insane trilogy.
Great conclusion to an amazing trilogy. A sci-fi take on the DOA theme, with the roles from the original reversed, but the characters morals somewhat stay the same. Just thinking about this film makes me want to watch it again.
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