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Zerosen moyu (1984)

Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the testpilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero. The movie is told in reverse from the point of ... See full summary »

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Daijiro Tsutsumi ...
Shoichi Hamada
Jun Hashizume ...
Kunio Mizushima
Yû Hayami ...
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Yoshirô Aoki
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Shigeru Kôyama
Hiroko Maki
Yûki Meguro ...
Miyano
Shinsuke Mikimoto
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Ine Hamada
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Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the testpilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero. The movie is told in reverse from the point of one of the young men who dossn't qualify for the pilot traning and instead joins the ground crew. It chronicles the entire history of the famous fighter from the first prototype test flights all through the war. Written by <Maikel.Lehr@t-online.de>

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Bad, but not as bad as Pearl Harbor!
20 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very Japanese movie with Japanese sensibilities. The special effects were good, but wrapped around a movie that appeared to have been filmed in a warehouse district half the time and on a paper mache island the other half. Hokey dialog dubbing, American servicemen cheering the breathless announcement of an aircraft able to defeat the Zero (while wearing muttonchops, long hair and moustaches), etc., etc. I could go on, but this is like watching a train wreck; you just can't keep your eyes off the inevitable disaster this movie is. At least there is no attempt at pomposity disguised as grandeur that was Pearl Harbor. At least the film maker's attempt is an honest one; one that is silly to a western audience, but a serious attempt nonetheless. If given the choice of watching the Michael Bay version of Pearl Harbor-lite and this, I'll watch this.


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