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The Last War (1961)

Sekai daisensô (original title)
This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.

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Akira Takarada ...
Takano
Yuriko Hoshi
Nobuko Otowa
Yumi Shirakawa
Jerry Itô
Eijirô Tôno
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Ken Uehara
Seizaburô Kawazu
Nobuo Nakamura
Chieko Nakakita
Minoru Takada
Shigeki Ishida
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This Japanese film speculates on the events which lead the U.S. and the Soviet Union into a nuclear Armageddon.

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So dumb it hurts
17 February 2002 | by (Berlin, Germany) – See all my reviews

Sorry but this pathetic japanese try to create a warning about the threat of a nuclear war during the cold war is so dumb it hurts. The movie shows us how an international crisis escalates to a global nuclear war wiping out mankind! The second plotline shows us the life of an average japanese family in Tokyo which dies when the city is hit by a nuclear warhead. The problem is that this movie has a completely unbelievable storyline not to mention the cheap SFX. World War Three takes place in the year 2015!! but the cities we see, especially Tokyo, the cars, the complete technology is that of the sixties of the twentieth century. The uniforms of the military are pure fantasy designs, the soviets look more like nazis and the NATO-soldiers look like the came out of an extremely cheap SF-movie. But the main problem with this movie is that the whole scenario is unrealistic, the superpowers seem to trigger the war just for fun. No real political and believable crisis takes place, no military action that makes really sense (the script by the way doesn´t make sense too). Add the extremely cheesy dialogue and you know why the movie cannot fulfil its purpose. When the miniature missiles finally hit the city models in the end you don´t really care (actually you have to see some very bad SFX and see how Tokyo is covered by LAVA!!) and I was actually glad that this bad movie finally came to an end.


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