science fiction film is probably one of the most goriest and
movie that I have seen in quite some time. It's set in a dark future
where Tokyo is run by private corporations and even the police force
is part of the privatization.
The film revolves around a female
police officer known as Ruka who has been give the task of hunting
down the Engineers which are homicidal mutants. Unfortunately for
Ruka, these mutants also have the ability to turn anything into a
deadly weapon and from the first scene you immediately know that you
are in for a strange experience when a man's penis is used as a gun.
Confused? Read on!
The only way to kill these Engineers is to destroy a
small tumor inside their body, however that's easy said than done.
As Ruku explores this strange dark world, looking for answers, she
uncovers the man who murdered her father, however she also discovers
a dark secret that threatens the very fabric of Tokyo itself.
movie itself is uber violent with blood and gore a staple of this
movie, not that there is anything wrong with this but just a warning
for the squeamish. Although the movie takes itself quite seriously,
there are also some comedic scenes that assist in the over the top
action and violence. Watching Ruku slice her way through a plethora
of Engineers with her samurai sword is like watching a video game
come to love and adds to the atmosphere of this film.
The director ensures that there are enough
twists and turns which will leave the viewer not knowing what will
happen next. With decent video and audio quality, this must be
experienced on a Plasma or LCD with surround sound to truly enjoy
the over the top action.
Definitely one for
those who enjoy Japanese science fiction!