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Boring, dumb, and proof that sometimes you're best off leaving the original movie alone on it's own.
This is a (very short) sequel to the fantastic 2017 Japanese horror-comedy One Cut of the Dead. The formula for this sequel is the same -- a long continuous sequence from a B-movie to start, followed by a behind-the-scenes style story that shows all the silly and unexpected stuff that happened leading up to the filming of the movie and the concluding with…
No country pumps out the dying schoolgirl love story movies quite like Japan. This time around, we have Mei Nagano in a sufficiently subdued performance as a girl who is living her last days in a hospital and living through the experiences of classmate turned-love-interest played by the overly-stoic Takumi Kitamura.
There's nothing revolutionary here. The movie hits the usual beats for these type of films (i.e. Five Feet Apart, Fault in Our Stars, etc.) and Kitamura's complete lack of…