After the Borders of GITS:A, the time for a movie has come, and again this was not a disappointment. Music similar to the 4 Borders, and still good. Don’t expect it to be the new 1995 Mamoru Oshii animation.
And don’t do a real action GITS movie with American actors!
the story is quite riveting, despite kicking off with a pace of a Japanese samurai film,
you will get rewarded for staying patient.
This is actually well done,
it has some new elements that the old cannibal movies did not have,
it also has some classic screenwriter / director moves.
The crash reminded me of the plane scene from the movie ‘Alive’ (1993), Green Inferno has some upgrades added to it.
IMO it plays a bit better than ‘Aftershock’
This was not a waste of time for sure,
simple plot, nice humor, great soundtrack, songs also well placed in the film (especially the truck – motorboat -love -scene with this song ).
Some CGI could be avoided, to much Berlin got artificially generated for my eye. They should learn from the German studios how to do it properly.
Also the KGB -Trabant had to much horsepower (more than a real-life one) in some scenes, could this vehicle take part in a John-Woo like chase scene – for sure. here’s the scene’s -anatomy guide.
just found a web quote:
So how do you turn a 26-horsepower Trabant into an action hero? To prepare the 601 for its role in The Man from UNCLE, the film’s stunt team replaced the original 0.6-litre two-cylinder engine with the screaming in-line four from a Suzuki Hayabusa motorbike – and in the process changed the driven wheels from front to rear. The result is a wickedly quick, tail-happy monster.
Booking tickets for two 70mm roadshow version screenings in one day was not a mistake. This has been / is the full cinematic experience.
If you have the opportunity to watch it from a 70mm film print , Do it!
I could write how good the movie is, but there are many, many reviews on the internet.
The only bad thing : In Europe that they don’t give you a nice paper program, as they do it in the US, but it is the only dislike I have.
Mr CINERAMA FRANCE – François Carrin, the owner of the film projection equipment, gave a nice introduction, showed some film prints and a lens during the intermission, which was a nice addition to the event.
I will watch it few more times in a theatre, and I hope the 70mm copies will be still in circulation for some time.
Thank you Mr Tarantino for one of the best cinematic christmas days ever.