Bang-Bang Action Movie - Very Popular in Japan....
This is the 3rd in a series of movies about the the so-called "Bayside Police"
This movie has been a big hit in Japan. I saw it in Ginza, in a huge theater. Reserved seating was required and every seat sold out - very unusual for a Japanese movie. (Japanese attendance at Japanese domestically produced movies is usually sparse)
Obviously a big budget production, with lots of fireworks and special effects. The story concept was sort of interesting....but the acting was...uhmm pretty unconvincing. Very hammy. Think "Lethal Weapon 27" without the high quality acting...
Which is too bad, because Japan does have superb actors such as Watanabe Ken (currently in "Inception") or in previous generations Ogata Ken (in "Mishima") or Mifune Toshiro ("The Hidden Fortress" is superb)
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