- Jul 02
- Takashi Miike’s CROWS ZERO II: DVD review
- Posted by Deljhp - 02/07/12 at 05:19 PM
Director: Takashi Miike. Review: Adam Wing.
This is a man's world and Takashi Miike is leading the charge. That’s what we said after the release of Crows Zero, Miike’s loony tune adaptation of Takahashi Hiroshi’s best-selling manga, Crows. Miike had plenty of fun with the homoerotic nature of the story - it amounts to little more than good-looking guys wooing each other with elevated parades of machismo - but he kept it from getting too campy with regular bouts of adrenaline pumping action. Considering how many fight sequences there were, Crows Zero never got tiresome or tedious, thanks in large to stylish warfare, blazing fight choreography and the occasional juvenile gag. Cocksure and action packed, Crows Zero 2 promises more of the same, and for better or worse, that’s exactly what you get.
It’s business as usual for the students at Suzuran High. Oguri Shun returns as Takaya Genji, packing a punch alongside Yamada Takayuki, his main rival from the first film. The school reunion is completed by – amongst others – Takaoka Sosuke, Kiritani Kenta, Kamiji Yusuke and Kuroki Meisa. Some new additions have been made to the cast, with Miura Haruma (Gokusen), Abe Shinnosuke (The Sword of Alexander), and Kaneko Nobuaki (Be-Bop High School) transferring for the new academic year. Crows Zero 2 makes its debut on R2 DVD this month courtesy of MVM Entertainment..Continue reading review.
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