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.:
Karate guys kick each other in the head
People get naked and praise Satan
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.
Robert Clouse and Fred Weintraub go to the Enter the Dragon once again.