I Am a Hero ★★★★½

You sit down and watch a live-action adaptation of a horror manga, this is the last thing you'd expect. The budget is high, the CGI is amazing. It's a perfect balance of gore and comedy, it's comical but never too excessive, it's intense, it's hilarious, it's beautiful. Though the main focus is shifted away from Hideo's cowardice, paranoia and denial (which is quite extreme in the original source material), I'm still glad to see that some of his mental struggles are retained and represented here in the most interesting way possible. There are numerous little moments of brilliant choreography whenever a handheld camera is used, the first escape sequence where Hideo ventured across the city while the ZQN disease rapidly spread around him was done particularly well. First thing tomorrow morning -- I'm gonna watch this again. It really is that good!

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