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Cannes Film Review: ‘Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld’

26 May 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The road home is a downhill slide for Nipponese genre kingpin Takashi Miike. A supposed “return to origins,” his vampire-gangster action-comedy “Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld” is a lazily executed dud padded out with infantile pranks, shambolic plot turns and knockabout action. Recalling the kitschy “Sushi Typhoon” series churned out by the pic’s distributor Nikkatsu, only boasting higher production values, it’s instant ramen for fanboys at rowdy midnight fest sidebars, but “Sukiyaki Western Django” this isn’t.

Before becoming gentrified by major festivals, Miike’s bread and butter was V-Cinema — low-budget, often X-rated direct-to-video gangster pics that allowed the helmer to mash up genres in darkly imaginative ways. Following a recent string of mind-numbing splatter films like “Lesson of the Evil” and “As the Gods Will,” Miike and his production team claimed they wanted to recapture the spirit of his V-Cinema standards, like “Fudoh: The New Generation »

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