The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Everyone involved knows what kinds of movies they're making here and simply seem to hope that the small audience for them appreciate the skin and violence on display.
On her 16th birthday a bullied teenage girl discovers she's really a half-breed mutant with a claw for a hand; she joins up with others of her kind but must decide if she will help destroy humanity and usher in an age of mutants. Just like Troma movies, if you've seen one of these ultraviolent Japanese mutant gore comedies from Sushi Typhoon, you've pretty much seen them all; it's a formula, and the only creativity is the way they tweak the weaponry details (this one has a cheerleader mutant with a chainsaw in her butt and soldiers with guns strapped to their noses).
This is a bit funny and entertaining just like Tokyo Gore Police as well as it's so silly and over the top with gore that people show actual acting skills. The main three girls are all uber sexy, and show range.
My review of this bizarre Asian variation of X-Men with the word "relentless," which perfectly summarizes the film -- though that's not necessarily a negative thing depending upon one's tolerance for non-stop visual assaults of gore, depravity and toilet humour.
More zany, over the top action and gore from Machine Girl team.
Mutant Girls Squad. 3 directors. 3 chapters. No complex plot. No award winning acting. No impressive CG effects. No problem.
After a bloody and appealing introduction, Tak Sakaguchi kicks off the film. The first chapter successfully introduces the characters, and story for what it's worth, while playing on Sakaguchi's strength, which is the action. The violent and fast paced street fighting action becomes the best of the film.
Noboru Iguchi steps behind the camera for the second chapter and continues to build on the characters and story. The action also becomes more violent and gory with less focus on choreography.
Yoshihiro Nishimura's final chapter lets it all out with major emphasis on the wacky over the top gore effects. Other than the violence, this chapter is the least pleasing, although the film definitely ends with a bang.
Yumi Sugimoto, Yuko Takayama, and Suzuka Morita all do fine jobs at making this picture enjoyable. Suzuka Morita is truly adorable when she is not spilling other people's guts. Tak Sakaguchi, who directs the first chapter, has got quite the character himself.
Mutant Girls Squad falls along the lines of the other Japanese gore films of the last few years. Just sit back and let the buckets of wacky blood spilling commence.
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