2019 Cult Movie Challenge
Week 2: Jan. 8-Jan. 14
Takashi Miike Week
“Where are you?”
Miike out Miike’s his previous Dead or Alive with this otherworldly sequel. Filled with more strange shit like you’d expect from Takashi Miike, the movie also had much, much better character relationships that really held to story together. To me, it’s a good step up from the original.
Like the first, the opening and closing act are the real show-killers, full of bloody shootouts and nonsensical... things. A total blast to watch just like the first. Unlike the first, this movie’s middle is fully captivating and serves as some honest, yet weird, character development. It’s funny, heartwarming, uncomfortable, and every other emotion in the book. It feels like Miike doing his version of Sonatine.
It’s a damn fun time. It’s also crazy and strange. So it’s a Miike film. You enjoy his movies? Be sure to give this one a watch.