Satoru (Kanata Hongo), a wheelchair-bound elementary student, locks himself away from the outside world after his mother dies. His father designs a remote-controlled robot to go to school ... See full summary »
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A surprisingly good movie for fans of the genre! I had low expectations of this film and expected to quit watching it after 5 minutes. However, I'm glad to say I continued watching to the end. Yes, it's hokey - the monsters look like men in monster suits and Tokyo is again at risk. Yet - there's something fresh about this movie. First - it takes place in a more modern setting than the 60s and 70s - large flat screen panels and the like are present. Second, this film didn't have the look of a low-budget movie. It looks like the producers had a decent budget and used it well.
Like the earlier movies, though much more appealingly executed, are the breadth of the settings - the ocean, islands, boats, power stations, downtown Tokyo, space, and more. All the classic scenes you'd expect in a movie modeled after those of the 60s and 70s are present and nicely updated.
If a good old-fashioned style Japanese monster movie piques your interest, this movie won't disappoint. I enjoyed it.
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