a modern day 'magnificient 7' plus 'the dirty dozen' in Japanese style
more like adapted from a comic book that didn't need too much logic. the production is quite serious but regretfully very pretentious since the screenplay is traditionally ridiculous that most Japanese movies in such genre would not easy to avoid. judged from the the scene settings, the manpower, the costumes, the mechanic and technique invested and implemented, this movie obviously got a huge production budget, but sadly it again, turned out to be shallow and ridiculous, especially with the background of modern day tokyo and japan. since the screenplay is so comically crafted, all the characters/roles in this movie just looked so pretentious, not one second not to show overly ballooned formatted coolness. the screenplay inevitably shot itself to its own foot and turned more ridiculous when the wild 7 could easily terminate the 'kiru' of the psu(not portland state university) in the evening party. why when you could so easily wipe him out in the party and let him walk? why these wild 7 got to do the hard way to attack the psu headquarter in the living daylight and to face the whole force in order to get one person from his working place? there were so many over the top stupid plots constructed on a ridiculous stupid scenario spitted out from a stupid screenplay, yet the Japanese investors would blindly throw in so much Japanese yens to produce it. this is myth that could only explained when the way of thinking of the Japanese movie industries and their consumers are more and more, deeper and deeper addicted to the Japanese comic books that 'logic reasoning' is the only thing that the comic books and those in-house high school graduated comic books writers/creators never need to worry about. by just looking at the volume of such ridiculous movies adapted from their comic books, you'd know how serious the problem is. when American politicians ironically questioned their opponents with "WHERE IS THE BEEF?", i have to ask the Japanese movie industries a similar question: "WHERE IS YOUR LOGIC?", and at the same time, asking the viewers who gave this movie a high '8' rating score: "WTF?"
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