Tetsuo II: Body Hammer

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After a happily married Tokyoite's young son is kidnapped in a shopping mall by psycho, cyborg skinheads, he begins to mutate into a metallic cyber-gun when angered.

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  • Nov 05, 2009
    Basically, I don't feel that this is a worthy sucessor to the original. While the original was confusing and bizarre in a good way, this is just dull and rather uninspired. Perhaps it's because the idea is no longer so shocking and original with the sequel? I don't know.
    Kylie B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2008
    Shinya Tsukamoto is widely known for <i>Tetsuo: The Ironman</i>, but this film is really a hit or miss for science fiction fanatics.<p>The story is a mess. The film takes the time to actually try to build some plot, but the little explanations that they have really hurt. It isn't the fact that there isn't enough explanations, but more the fact that they try too hard for a story that, conceptually, doesn't need it. A bulk of this film is really abstract and it leaves a lot for the viewer to interpret. I can't believe I'm saying this, but maybe going fully abstract is good for a movie like this. Tsukamoto actually does a nice job at taking a manga and turning it into live action, without any cleanup or removal of any wackiness and I give points for that.</p><p>Visually, this low budget film is a let down. The original <i>Testsuo</i> is black and white and this one isn't. Many times, the scenes are just so dark that it is hard to make out details. This is where the black and white could have helped. The camera tends to be a bit shaky at times, but it is tolerable. On the positive side, the stop motion is great and it makes you wonder why there isn't more of it.</p><p>The sex and violence isn't all that bad and mature as people make it sound. The sex comes near the end, while the action is sort of spread throughout. The sound effects are a bit cheesy and while this may sound bad, it doesn't hurt this movie all that much.</p><p>The acting is OK at best. There isn't much to it and you will know what I mean if and when you see this.</p><p>In the end, I believe really really hardcore sci-fi fans will be the ones that enjoy this one.
    JY S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 14, 2008
    Very good sequel that, though isn't as good as the original, adds a lot to it. Also, this is the first time I saw Tsukamoto as an actor. This could almost be described as the "Mainstream Tetsuo".
    Christopher B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2008
    wathced this back when BBC 2 still showed good films, not quite as original or good as the first film, but still a classic.
    Nyk P Super Reviewer

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