They Call Me Jeeg (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot) Reviews

  • Jul 02, 2019

    Eu já assisti esse filme algumas vezes. Tirei meia estrela por conta de alguma violencia/conteúdo impróprio. O filme é bom porque a ficção se funde com realidade. E tudo só é possível por causa da ficção científica do lago com produtos tóxicos. O filme mostra uma Roma mais poluída que o lago, é tudo muito bem tricotado como a máscara do herói Japonês.

    Eu já assisti esse filme algumas vezes. Tirei meia estrela por conta de alguma violencia/conteúdo impróprio. O filme é bom porque a ficção se funde com realidade. E tudo só é possível por causa da ficção científica do lago com produtos tóxicos. O filme mostra uma Roma mais poluída que o lago, é tudo muito bem tricotado como a máscara do herói Japonês.

  • May 25, 2019

    Il miglior film italiano sui supereroi!

    Il miglior film italiano sui supereroi!

  • Dec 20, 2018

    Enzo is a lonely thief living in present-day Rome. An escape from the police leads him into the Tiber, where he encounters radioactive waste that renders him dismally ill. He continues with his small-time crimes and before long realizes that he has gained superpowers from this fortuitous plunge into the river. Amid an alienated urban landscape gripped by fears of organized crime and terrorist plots, Enzo sets off in search of a crazy gangster called the Gypsy. A gritty and absorbing Italian take on the superhero genre, Gabriele Mainetti's feature film debut premiered at Venice, Rome, Fantasia and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival; Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam where it won the Silver Scream; and Bari, where it won Best Film in the First and Second Feature Competition. They Call Me Jeeg also won Best New Director and Best Supporting Actor from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists; Best Screenplay and Best New Director from FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai; and the David di Donatello Awards for Best New Director, Best Producer, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Editing. http://www.filmatique.com/watch-films/2018/they-call-me-jeeg

    Enzo is a lonely thief living in present-day Rome. An escape from the police leads him into the Tiber, where he encounters radioactive waste that renders him dismally ill. He continues with his small-time crimes and before long realizes that he has gained superpowers from this fortuitous plunge into the river. Amid an alienated urban landscape gripped by fears of organized crime and terrorist plots, Enzo sets off in search of a crazy gangster called the Gypsy. A gritty and absorbing Italian take on the superhero genre, Gabriele Mainetti's feature film debut premiered at Venice, Rome, Fantasia and Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival; Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam where it won the Silver Scream; and Bari, where it won Best Film in the First and Second Feature Competition. They Call Me Jeeg also won Best New Director and Best Supporting Actor from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists; Best Screenplay and Best New Director from FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai; and the David di Donatello Awards for Best New Director, Best Producer, Best Actress, Best Actor, and Best Editing. http://www.filmatique.com/watch-films/2018/they-call-me-jeeg

  • May 03, 2018

    I've got a say - like 'Deadpool' only better! And its Italian! Has the usual trope of an ordinary man transformed by a toxic event to a superhuman. Yet, it has a lot more heart than most since it spends more time on character development than just endless, mindless violence. But, don't get me wrong, there is plenty of violence, its just that its more realistic than the usual cartoonish, nonstop nonsense in most action films. A little long at almost 2 hours, yet I found it riveting. Worth seeing.

    I've got a say - like 'Deadpool' only better! And its Italian! Has the usual trope of an ordinary man transformed by a toxic event to a superhuman. Yet, it has a lot more heart than most since it spends more time on character development than just endless, mindless violence. But, don't get me wrong, there is plenty of violence, its just that its more realistic than the usual cartoonish, nonstop nonsense in most action films. A little long at almost 2 hours, yet I found it riveting. Worth seeing.

  • Mar 16, 2018

    They Call Me Jeeg is an italian movie about this "superhero". The particularity of this movie is that it came out of a country that doesn't have a superhero movies tradition and that in the last years hasn't seen much good movies, but this is the redemption of Italian movies. The main character, Enzo, gets his superpower in a nice old 60s like fashion: he is intoxicated with radioactive materials and isn't a real superhero, as the first thing that he does when he discovers about his new powers is a theft. Enzo becomes kinda good thanks to the female character, Alessia, who is a girl with serious mental problems that thinks only at this anime, "Jeeg Robot", which is an old mecha anime from the 70s. Without spoiling too much about the plot, I would say that the villain is one of the best that I have ever seen: he is unpredictable, and he could decide to do whatever he wants, like killing a person without a real reason and just for fun, because he is FUCKING CRAZY, so much that he hates Enzo because he wants to be the only "villain" after Enzo's theft that I mentioned before. Another thing that impressed me about this movie is the situation in which the characters are: they have squalid lives, and everyone wants to get out of these kind of lives, included the villain. I would definitively recommend this movie, as it has a very nice plot full of twists, likable characters and is enjoyable, even though it has some serious themes going on, and to support these movies from Italy, where in these times is more and more difficult to find a new nice movie, and still Italian masterpieces like this don't get the attention that they deserve outside of Italy. Also, I know that this is just a personal opinion, but I really loved seeing a superhero with Rome as a background instead of an American, like many superheroes do.

    They Call Me Jeeg is an italian movie about this "superhero". The particularity of this movie is that it came out of a country that doesn't have a superhero movies tradition and that in the last years hasn't seen much good movies, but this is the redemption of Italian movies. The main character, Enzo, gets his superpower in a nice old 60s like fashion: he is intoxicated with radioactive materials and isn't a real superhero, as the first thing that he does when he discovers about his new powers is a theft. Enzo becomes kinda good thanks to the female character, Alessia, who is a girl with serious mental problems that thinks only at this anime, "Jeeg Robot", which is an old mecha anime from the 70s. Without spoiling too much about the plot, I would say that the villain is one of the best that I have ever seen: he is unpredictable, and he could decide to do whatever he wants, like killing a person without a real reason and just for fun, because he is FUCKING CRAZY, so much that he hates Enzo because he wants to be the only "villain" after Enzo's theft that I mentioned before. Another thing that impressed me about this movie is the situation in which the characters are: they have squalid lives, and everyone wants to get out of these kind of lives, included the villain. I would definitively recommend this movie, as it has a very nice plot full of twists, likable characters and is enjoyable, even though it has some serious themes going on, and to support these movies from Italy, where in these times is more and more difficult to find a new nice movie, and still Italian masterpieces like this don't get the attention that they deserve outside of Italy. Also, I know that this is just a personal opinion, but I really loved seeing a superhero with Rome as a background instead of an American, like many superheroes do.

  • Jan 09, 2018

    Ok, non un film di immensa sostanza, ne innovazione. Tutto abbastanza standard. Eppure grazie alla bravura del cast, gran bei momenti e una buona fotografia, devo ammettere che ho apprezzato non poco questo spaghetti-hero!

    Ok, non un film di immensa sostanza, ne innovazione. Tutto abbastanza standard. Eppure grazie alla bravura del cast, gran bei momenti e una buona fotografia, devo ammettere che ho apprezzato non poco questo spaghetti-hero!

  • Sep 17, 2017

    Hommage italien au manga Kotetsu Jeeg , ce premier film du réalisateur Gabriele Mainetti réussis à proposer un film de super-héros assez sombre (on est très loin de l'univers "gentil" du MCU) avec un personnage à la personnalité complexe et pas toujours digne de celle du super-héros classique. Malgré quelques lacunes et un léger manque de substances scénaristique Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot mérite amplement qu'on s'y attarde si on aime le genre.

    Hommage italien au manga Kotetsu Jeeg , ce premier film du réalisateur Gabriele Mainetti réussis à proposer un film de super-héros assez sombre (on est très loin de l'univers "gentil" du MCU) avec un personnage à la personnalité complexe et pas toujours digne de celle du super-héros classique. Malgré quelques lacunes et un léger manque de substances scénaristique Lo Chiamavano Jeeg Robot mérite amplement qu'on s'y attarde si on aime le genre.

  • Jul 29, 2017

    Una sorpresa del cine italiano.

    Una sorpresa del cine italiano.

  • Jun 15, 2017

    A gritty reality can only be taken with great irony and philosophy. This is something the rest of the superhero do not have, feet grounded in a dark reality. None of the American superheroes are reletable or even remotely likeable (the most annoying of them all being Deadpool). And this, this doesn't even have to "imagine" a crime or a supervillain, this uses something that actually happened and kept an entire Region terrorized and exorcised it with lots of Danette and what the Italians like to call "ignoranza" - which is not synonim to ignorance at all hahaha

    A gritty reality can only be taken with great irony and philosophy. This is something the rest of the superhero do not have, feet grounded in a dark reality. None of the American superheroes are reletable or even remotely likeable (the most annoying of them all being Deadpool). And this, this doesn't even have to "imagine" a crime or a supervillain, this uses something that actually happened and kept an entire Region terrorized and exorcised it with lots of Danette and what the Italians like to call "ignoranza" - which is not synonim to ignorance at all hahaha

  • Apr 24, 2017

    The plot is great but the developement is not very good,The quality of acting is excellent,and the film can make you stay on the sofà for all the time just for the plot.Finally Italy has her own superhero!

    The plot is great but the developement is not very good,The quality of acting is excellent,and the film can make you stay on the sofà for all the time just for the plot.Finally Italy has her own superhero!