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RoboGeisha (2009)

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Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability. She's recruited into an army of Geisha assassins by the rich ... See full summary »

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Yoshie, the younger and ill-treated sister of a renowned Geisha, is discovered to have natural strength and fighting ability. She's recruited into an army of Geisha assassins by the rich and powerful owner of a steel-works, Kageno. During training large (and interesting) parts of their bodies are altered into weaponry directly linked to their brains. Yoshie soon realizes that Kagenos real plan is to have his robotic castle throw a new and very powerful nuclear bomb into the centre of Fuji-san, effectively destroying Japan entirely. With the help of other 'Kageno defectors', she sets out to stop him and his Tengu warriors. Written by kwedgwood@gmail.com

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The "WTF Japan" subgenre sure jumped the shark fast
3 February 2013 | by See all my reviews

They had a good run, really. The Machine Girl had heart; Tokyo Gore Police had a bit of a blacker heart, but took the psychosexual splatter thing to its logical conclusion; Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl (lol) is, as far as I know, the only GORE ROMANTIC COMEDY. (Maybe Dead Alive/Braindead also counts.) Anyway, all great stuff. Now, this. By this point they found their audience--the 20-something irony/niche/internet meme/Adult Swim crowd--and that's not necessarily a bad thing, but I dunno, this is lazy--it seems more about tossing that audience some self-aware jeer-fodder than unapologetically making a good trash film. Diminishing returns are felt: the scatological excess and "weirdness" is suddenly all rather contrived, and over-reliance on CGI makes it all feel toothless. CG was used for quick embellishments in the previous films, but practical effects were emphasized; here, corn syrup and exploding prosthetics are almost entirely replaced with digital red spray. What's a gore movie without actual gore effects? It's like a porn where coitus is replaced with vulgar crayon drawings. Actually, that doesn't sound so bad, but this is.


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