At first, "X-Day" just started with an apparent suicide of a banker, but this simple beginning branched out into a very interesting web of interconnected crimes. The homicide detective and the internet crime man begin as adversaries but end up joining forces to get to the bottom of an intricate crime that threatens to launch "X-Day," a day of nationwide disaster for the banking industry of Japan. As political pressures mount against them solving the crime, how can they work beyond the accepted systems to bust the criminals behind this massive scam?
The actor playing the homicide detective had an unusual look about him, especially with his weird buffoonish mannerisms at the beginning. The internet crime guy plays more of the straight man here as he gets more and more involved in the investigation than he would like. The actress who plays the girlfriend of the suicide victim, is as pretty as she was effective in this key role.
Overall, this is a very exciting movie about a crime that involves homicide, internet fraud and criminal financial manipulation of the banking industry. It went to directions I never thought it would, climaxing in a grand fashion with a big explosive scene on a crowded Tokyo street. Good stuff!
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