Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Gantz (2011)

Here We come walking down the street:

Shooting Everything and Everyone that we meet, 

Gantz at first glance looks like an interesting film because it has the same production team as Death Note, it also has Kenichi Matsuyama who plays L and Manga adaptation's seem to be popular at the moment. The film is interesting to watch, I liked the concept that the outfits that they where wearing gave them superhuman powers and the concept that they did not chose the situation that they where in but some characters ever embarrassed the situation of rejected it. now I like the adaptation of Manga's in japan because japan always seem to do brilliant adaptation work in their film and the adaption gives the viewer's a chance to see one of the millions of Anime's in live action form. Kenichi Matsuyama seems to be in a lot of Manga adaptation films but one of the interesting fact about the film was even though some of the other cast members that where unknown to me, where go actors. The overall performance was interesting and gripping to the point wanting to read the Manga.

It is understandable that when it comes to adaptations of Manga that the director can not always manga to insert all of the material into the film so it is up to the audience to interact in other ways. The film is a survival Game like Battle Royale, where the characters die and are forced to live their second life's being controlled by an alien being. This not exactly what I was expecting because the front cover looks like a superhero movie but then again; it is a Japanese film at the end of the day and the theme is more complex than that.

Like Battle Royale the character are testiest for their endurance, but unlike Battle Royale there was no favoritism in the cat members and Kenichi Matsuyama's character is killed off. In fact most of the characters who play the game are killed off, except from Kei played by Kazunari  Ninomiya and Yoshikazu who is played Tomorowo  Taguchi. The film has a lot of blood and guts which Japanese films have perfected this on so many levels but they are fighting again aliens which was an interesting plot point. The aliens came in many different form, the second looked like where's Wally and It is almost as if the director has been adding a few unseen jokes like that on purpose :) They should add Comedy and Horror to the equation but beautifully done so. The reason it could be called as a horror is because the Characters are hunted down and they go through a lot of new characters quickly. the film is very philosophical and asks you to looks beyond your normal realms of knowledge

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