Blu-ray Review – Terra Formars (2016)

Terra Formars, 2016.

Directed by Takashi Miike.

Starring Rinko Kikuchi, Rila Fukushima, Shun Oguri, Emi Takei, Kane Kosugi, and Hideaki Itô.


In the 24th century a group of social misfits are sent to Mars on a mission to destroy cockroaches sent there years before, only the roaches have evolved slightly.

Based on the manga series and directed by maverick filmmaker Takashi Mike, Terra Formars (do you see?) has all of the ingredients for a Starship Troopers-style romp of mindless violence, bizarre characters and total carnage, and to a point it does deliver all of those, but somewhere along the way there is a bit of a conflict regarding what kind of movie the filmmakers wanted the finished product to be and what we end up with falls a little short of expectations.

But only a little short, mind. For the first hour Terra Formars races along at a fair old pace,
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