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Gantz (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 29 January 2011 (Japan)
After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

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Tanaka Seijin
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Tae Kojima
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Eriko Ayukawa
Chieko Ichikawa ...
Kayo Sugimoto
Donpei Tsuchihira ...
Muso Tokugawa
Hidekazu Nagae ...
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Kazuhide Kobayashi ...
Kiyoshi Hatanaka
Kazuyuki Asano ...
Kenichi Kurono
Kensuke Chisaka ...
Ayumu Kato
Matsuri Hashimoto ...
Ball Man
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Izumi Shiraishi
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After trying to rescue a man on the subway tracks, two teens wake up in a room dominated by a mysterious black sphere that sends them to hunt down and kill aliens hiding on Earth.

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The first song in the credits is in German. The lyrics consist only of the four words "Kämpfe gegen die Aliens!" ("Fight against the aliens!"). See more »

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Followed by Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011) See more »

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Radio Taiso no Uta
by Ichiro Fujiyama
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Great! Best to Binge Gantz and Gantz 2
3 August 2014 | by (Jackson, MS, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a lot better than I expected, although I wish I'd known Gantz 2 was actually a sequel that was better than the original, or at least a vital part of what should have been a multi-episode mini-series. If I had watched both together I would have enjoyed much much more. I assumed it would be a light fun sci-fi popcorn movie, but it has much more depth than that in the end which makes it truly satisfying. It suffers from a dialogue issue I find with a lot of Asian import films, whereas the humor or exposition doesn't quite translate to English, but that's not really a fault so much as to be expected. It was a wise decision to use Asian actors to do the English overdubs , and the cast do an excellent job of mimicking to the tracks although clearly not speaking the vocal. The director has a clear and concise vision here, and is completely successful in finessing the photography although he really shines in Gantz 2. The action and fight scenes are a joy, with the wire-acrobatics and choreography you'd expect. Against the alien mutants in Gantz-1 they are great to watch, but against the more human aliens in Gantz-2 they're much more appreciated. Gantz-1 has more of a humorous undertone to it than Gantz-2 (although that turns out to be a mistake when dealing with the robot mutant, he's a badass), where Gantz-2 is much more sinister and dark. There are no glaring plot holes (save one in G-2 that I assume just got left on the editing room floor) in either piece. Plot is fluid and not plodding. The production budget is greatly increased in G-2 and it shows. The ending of Gantz/Gantz-2 as a set piece is perfect, with very little room for any attempt of a "Gantz-3 : Resurrection!!", and that makes it even more satisfying. Cast is capable and believable, even past the leads. Don't watch one without the other, you'll benefit.


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