YATTERMAN
Yatterman is a colorful, overblown, largely idiotic live-action adaptation of an anime series from 1977. It’s also a painful illustration of every weak point of wildly hit-or-miss director Takashi Miike while failing to feature anything he does well. For me, it was like a self-indulgent child banging pots together, desperate for someone to pay attention to how hilarious it is — sure, it’s hard to ignore it, but all that noise doesn’t translate into something exciting or amusing.

And some short reviews on T.I.E.:

KURO-OBI
Karate guys kick each other in the head

SATAN’S BLOOD
People get naked and praise Satan

BOXER’S OMEN
Thai wizards chew stuff up and spit it on people

THE HORRIBLE SEXY VAMPIRE
A vampire lives in the walls like Lazlo Hollyfeld

THE LAST LEGION
People find a lost sword in the castle of the guy who last owned the sword, in a building with giant drawings of the sword on it

TALES FROM EARTHSEA
Goro Miyazaki befouls the family name

HIDDEN FORTRESS: THE LAST PRINCESS
Someone dares remake one of my favorite movies, and I was OK with it

WOLFGUY: ENRAGED LYCANTHROPE
Sonny Chiba is an enraged lycanthrope. Enough said.

FORCE: FIVE
Robert Clouse and Fred Weintraub go to the Enter the Dragon once again.



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