It is a second movie following after Kamen rider the first. After watching Kamen rider the first, I knew there would be a second part. Kamen rider the next is basically the remake of kamen rider V3 alongside with Kamen rider 1 and 2. It is the first kamen rider movie to get a PG-12 in japan for violence and nudity. It is probably the most violent kamen rider I saw. Beside the violence and nudity, the point is the story which I thought it is more action-packed than the first.
The story: It is trying to borrow elements from other movies like horror movies. It is like a horror movie with action. They did a bad job in the horror story like putting cheap scares and some creepy moments but I did not care when watching it. It is a kamen rider movie, I expected action and there is, which satisfy me. The story is like an average horror movie: people who listen to a famous Asian pop singer-Chiharu's song, they mysteriously die. Kotomi, Chiharu's best friend, is worried about her and start investigating her disappearance together with Takeshi Hongo, who is a science teacher for a rowdy class and Kamen rider 1. V3 appears with some other Shockers-Scissors Jaguar and Chainsaw Lizard mainly. Kamen rider 1, together with Kamen rider 2 and with the help V3, fights against Shockers with Kotomi solves the mystery. I like the fighting scenes but it is obvious that they had wired-work to help do the fighting they want. There is blood and nudity added.
Overall: I can say it is better than Kamen rider the first. It is action-packed with unusual stunts. Hopefully, there will be a next one as it would be nice to see other riders being remade and more of the unusual stunts. It is not the usual kamen rider series or movies, it is more darker and violent plus mature. It is nice to see some dark kamen rider movies.
R3 DVD single disc only features a trailer with no English subtitles but with English dub. The dubbing is quite bad though. The worst thing is that it is the cut version. Wait for the original version instead. Avaible in Singapore.
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