Just stumbling through life one film at a time.
I can't help but feel slightly disappointed with this in comparison to Kon's other works, I get that his style is to be erratic and abrasive, but this was just too over the top. I found that the story lacked cohesiveness and lauded far too much in the factor that what is happening is so fast paced and so hard to follow. Maybe I need more time with this, but for now I'm just appreciating the visual stimuli and fantastic animation.
My dad recommended this to me on the basis that it was arguably the funniest movie he had ever seen, and in short it's just not. Frankly, I don't even know how he remembers a film like this at all, with every early 2000's cliché in existence, with characters we have seen in a more effective manner eons before this, and with some just genuinely terrible dialogue that is purely there to appeal towards that localised group of people who are willing to watch anything coarse.
Wasn't a big fan of this one, it just came across as very formulaic and lacked quite a bit of the intensity that the first had. I also found the direction to be very mediocre at best and God awful at worst. I really don't like how much they relied on the mask concept, not only is it quite goofy, but to make if such a pivotal part of a story like this is just annoying.
Believe it or not, I had not seen this, nor any films from this franchise and part of me still doesn't know how to feel about it.
While I'm not typically an action guy, I cannot deny that this film had quite the impact on that world. The story is biting, the score is tense and the direction is great. Some of the most influential action camerawork ever, although that's no suprise knowing that De Palma was behind the camera.…