Dead or Alive: Final Reviews

  • Feb 06, 2016

    Les films de Miike Takashi se ressemblent quand même beaucoup. Pour ce dernier opus de Dead or Alive, l'ouverture est fabuleuse et la fin probablement encore plus folle que celle du premier épisode. Malheureusement, c'est le développement qui est un peu faiblard, malgré une belle vision d'un Yokohama du 24e siècle, sous un filtre jaune que n'aurait pas renié Michael Bay. Aikawa Sho et Takeuchi Riki sont formidables, Terence Yin et Richard Chen sont de solides seconds rôles, mais rien n'y fait, Final est bien moins réussi que Tobosha ou Hanzaisha.

    Les films de Miike Takashi se ressemblent quand même beaucoup. Pour ce dernier opus de Dead or Alive, l'ouverture est fabuleuse et la fin probablement encore plus folle que celle du premier épisode. Malheureusement, c'est le développement qui est un peu faiblard, malgré une belle vision d'un Yokohama du 24e siècle, sous un filtre jaune que n'aurait pas renié Michael Bay. Aikawa Sho et Takeuchi Riki sont formidables, Terence Yin et Richard Chen sont de solides seconds rôles, mais rien n'y fait, Final est bien moins réussi que Tobosha ou Hanzaisha.

  • Jan 20, 2013

    Ridiculous, over the top, amateurish, glorious.

    Ridiculous, over the top, amateurish, glorious.

  • Jun 18, 2012

    The final installment takes us into the future where a gay leader has started drugging the public with birth control in his efforts to control the breeders. Our two leads return as a cop and a mysterious blonde android on opposite sides of the resistance movement, which leads into some fun action bits anbd culminates in a truly head scratching finale. Well worth a peep, recommended.

    The final installment takes us into the future where a gay leader has started drugging the public with birth control in his efforts to control the breeders. Our two leads return as a cop and a mysterious blonde android on opposite sides of the resistance movement, which leads into some fun action bits anbd culminates in a truly head scratching finale. Well worth a peep, recommended.

  • Jun 12, 2011

    WTF? This takes a different turn. It's in the future where the government makes people take drugs. There are a bunch of robot people and the two main characters are enemies in this one... it's pretty weird. I see a theme in Takashi Mike's movies about merging the good and evil together... not sure what was up with the penis head, but whatever. The opening was pretty bad ass, but it slows down a bit afterwards.

    WTF? This takes a different turn. It's in the future where the government makes people take drugs. There are a bunch of robot people and the two main characters are enemies in this one... it's pretty weird. I see a theme in Takashi Mike's movies about merging the good and evil together... not sure what was up with the penis head, but whatever. The opening was pretty bad ass, but it slows down a bit afterwards.

  • May 01, 2011

    Sadly the weakest of the DOA trilogy but it's still a lot of fun and it does contain a bonkers ending. This seems to be a satire of sorts on sci-fi movies with nods to Blade Runner, The Matrix and The Terminator. The story is nothing new, and even the characters are easily understood and familiar, but there is something about Miike's gritty take on the conventions of genres and cinema that gives it an originality. Who else but Miike could make three completely different and unrelated movies and tie them all together into a package that is both confusing and cohesive? Okay, so the ending is nuts but it was typical of Miike. Expect the unexpected from him! Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa are once again brilliant in their leading roles and have been in all 3 movies. There's a lot to like in this movie: a good sense of humour, exciting action and some very beautiful moments. It's a great finish to the series. You could criticise it for being a bit cheesy, but isn't that part of the charm?

    Sadly the weakest of the DOA trilogy but it's still a lot of fun and it does contain a bonkers ending. This seems to be a satire of sorts on sci-fi movies with nods to Blade Runner, The Matrix and The Terminator. The story is nothing new, and even the characters are easily understood and familiar, but there is something about Miike's gritty take on the conventions of genres and cinema that gives it an originality. Who else but Miike could make three completely different and unrelated movies and tie them all together into a package that is both confusing and cohesive? Okay, so the ending is nuts but it was typical of Miike. Expect the unexpected from him! Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa are once again brilliant in their leading roles and have been in all 3 movies. There's a lot to like in this movie: a good sense of humour, exciting action and some very beautiful moments. It's a great finish to the series. You could criticise it for being a bit cheesy, but isn't that part of the charm?

  • May 01, 2011

    Sadly the weakest of the DOA trilogy but it's still a lot of fun and it does contain a bonkers ending. This seems to be a satire of sorts on sci-fi movies with nods to Blade Runner, The Matrix and The Terminator. The story is nothing new, and even the characters are easily understood and familiar, but there is something about Miike's gritty take on the conventions of genres and cinema that gives it an originality. Who else but Miike could make three completely different and unrelated movies and tie them all together into a package that is both confusing and cohesive? Okay, so the ending is nuts but it was typical of Miike. Expect the unexpected from him! Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa are once again brilliant in their leading roles and have been in all 3 movies. There's a lot to like in this movie: a good sense of humour, exciting action and some very beautiful moments. It's a great finish to the series. You could criticise it for being a bit cheesy, but isn't that part of the charm?

    Sadly the weakest of the DOA trilogy but it's still a lot of fun and it does contain a bonkers ending. This seems to be a satire of sorts on sci-fi movies with nods to Blade Runner, The Matrix and The Terminator. The story is nothing new, and even the characters are easily understood and familiar, but there is something about Miike's gritty take on the conventions of genres and cinema that gives it an originality. Who else but Miike could make three completely different and unrelated movies and tie them all together into a package that is both confusing and cohesive? Okay, so the ending is nuts but it was typical of Miike. Expect the unexpected from him! Riki Takeuchi and Sho Aikawa are once again brilliant in their leading roles and have been in all 3 movies. There's a lot to like in this movie: a good sense of humour, exciting action and some very beautiful moments. It's a great finish to the series. You could criticise it for being a bit cheesy, but isn't that part of the charm?

  • Oct 17, 2010

    Odd....And with this trilogy, that's saying a lot. If you like your fused monsters to have dildo heads, this movie is for you.

    Odd....And with this trilogy, that's saying a lot. If you like your fused monsters to have dildo heads, this movie is for you.

  • Oct 11, 2010

    (***): Thumbs Up If you like the other two films in the series, you'll probably like this one too.

    (***): Thumbs Up If you like the other two films in the series, you'll probably like this one too.

  • Jan 09, 2010

    Kind of...insane and ridiculous, but never less than watchable, although it was obviously shot on low-grade HD equipment. I really need to see the first two.

    Kind of...insane and ridiculous, but never less than watchable, although it was obviously shot on low-grade HD equipment. I really need to see the first two.

  • Jan 03, 2010

    Sort of like Blade Runner, including the soundtrack. Only much, much weirder.

    Sort of like Blade Runner, including the soundtrack. Only much, much weirder.