The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned civilization into a brutish nightmare of survival and has left whole cities buried ...
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The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned civilization into a brutish nightmare of survival and has left whole cities buried beneath the Earth. It's now a lethal and chaotic place, a place where only the strongest and most savage remain alive. The strongest of them all is a giant warrior known as Violence Jack... Violence Jack tries to avert a civil war brewing among the wretched inhabitants of a subterranean metropolis called Evil Town...
Overview: Violence Jack 2 Electric Boogaloo.. What a trip. Our protagonist Jack finally finds his voice in this nonstop, brutal, shockfest of an OVA. The basic premise is still the same as the first movie: exploitative ripoff of a Mad Max world, only this time, much more emphasis on the exploitation. Let there be no questions about it: this OVA is strictly adults only. It has extreme violent sexual content and some grisly violence (this OVA is notorious as I understand, a sort of quasi Cannibal Holocaust in the anime realm.) According to my cursory Google search, it was banned in several countries at the time of release. (still banned in Australia, woot!) The sexual violence aside, nothing that should offend anyone over the age of 14. (If anyone under age 18 has ever even heard of this, I'd be about as shocked as a Maury Show paternity test recipient.)
Story: 5 Violence Jack is unearthed underground in a a pile of garbage (same place I found this OVA.. hmmmm) and then proceeds to deal with the three factions he meets in typical Jack fashion.. with extreme prejudice. We have something resembling a plot this time around: Jack meets a group of survivors trapped underground in a mall who have divided themselves into three sections, the Bros, the Models, and the Thugasses. Jack works with the Bros until he learns the super secret mystical conundrum that they'd been hiding the past 5 minutes: nobody is the good guy. Violence ensues, people die, somebody manages to walk away at the end.
Art: 7 A major step up from the first OVA, not bad at all for low budget 80's schlock. I especially liked the wire frame drawn fight from the end- added an element of cool to the otherwise Scooby-Doo level drawing.
Sound: 3 Nothing much stuck out to me. More cheeseball 80's D list porno music, with a bit of riffage here and there.
Characters: 4 Well, Jack finally gets to show off his much touted intelligence by... eviscerating anyone and anything in his way. At least he found his voice somewhere underneath that mall he was buried in. The other VA's are fine, nothing interesting enough to comment on.
Enjoyment: 5 Well, I'll admit it. I was shocked by the rape orgy scenes. It was pretty reviling in a can't-look-away way. There were some AWESOME disembowelments, complete with anatomically correct viscera, and at least a gallon of blood spewing forth. Head splits, face rips, and straight up butcher style slaughter- this film gives you what you want and expect from a movie with Violence in the title.
Overall: 5 Better than the first one, still not an objectively _good_ OVA on its own merit. They succeeded in shocking the audience with sexual content, necrophilia, and cannibalism combined with the odd ultraviolence. Violence Jack promises pain and delivers it with a jackknife to the face.
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