Parasite Eve (1997)
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Real terrible movie, man. Bad effects, real bad plot, and barely anything that resembles the awesome game (granted, this is FAR more based on the novel of the same name). People DO start on fire, however, earning it another half a star than it deserves.
I was quite disappointed to see the lack of real horror in the film. More of a romantic science fiction than body horror. In comparison to the game, this is dull as a wet carrot. But nonetheless, there were a few interesting scientific information to be learnt, also the acting wasn't too bad. 2 hours of running time is a bit too long to be quite frank.
I've seen some really bad stuff come out of Japan, enough to make me stay away from anything not martial arts-related that comes from there. But this film was a very different experience. Parasite Eve, based on the novel by Hideaki Sena, does a fine job of bringing the characters and plot from the book to life. The acting is top notch and the special effects, which are amazing for its time, do nothing but compliment the story and the depth of the plot. The movie takes awhile to get going, but there are plenty of things to enjoy about this film before it gets really deep into the story. Definitely check it out, especially if you've read the novel.
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