Tetsuo II: Body Hammer Reviews
Tetstuo II has a lot of themes that combine very well into the insanity that ensues, but the production and the final package as a whole leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to the insane experience the original offered.
Film begins a man shot in the ally by cyborgs. The frame changes to salaryman 'Tomoo [Tomorowo Taguchi]'. Tomoo's looks resemble to Clark Kent [Superman] - he is outing with his wife and small son. Some skinhead cyborgs kidnap his son - after exhaustive chase, his son is left unhurt. After some days, these skinhead cyborgs again show up and kidnap his son. This time the cyborgs crush his son; the event angers him, and mysteriously turns his body into metal and odd-concrete -extruding guns and exhaustive pipes.
Film seems to receive inspiration from 'Akira' and Ridley Scott's Blade-Runner etc. The bizarre surrealism and murky outlook of the Tokyo should transform the audience into [possibly] utopia, not to mention the music-score that plays an important part. Sound-effects of gunshots and blasts create sensualized feeling.
But in trying to make sense of the madness Shin'ya Tsukamoto only succeeds in taking away from the mind-bending nightmare fuel of the original Ironman.
"Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer" no es realmente una secuela, es mas bien un remake añadiendo una narrativa mas o menos coherente (quizas exagero con esto ya que aunque hay un intento de darle una explicacion a la transformacion, esta no tiene mucha coherencia). "Tetsuo 2" es una pelicula inferior si la comparamos con su predecesora pero de todos modos es una cinta tan alejada a todo lo que vemos comunmente en el cine que vale la pena recomendarla a cinefilos mas arriesgados.
Boring, and sometimes cheesy. I still haven't seen the third Tetsuo, but I have a feeling Shinya Tsukamoto should have left the original alone.
I found this to be as great as the first movie. Uber-strange and original. If you liked the first movie, you'll probably like this one too.