3 July 2016 | Uriah43
Not the "Final Mission" or Last Film in the Series
"Yumi" (Miho Suzuki) is a rich, young woman who is particularly fond of being bound and tortured by any young man who meets her fancy. Unfortunately, one night while having sex outdoors she is rejected out-of-hand by her lover who is shocked and appalled by her sexual preferences. Infuriated by his words she gets into her car and runs over him. She then backs up and does it again to make sure he's dead before driving off when spotted by some witnesses. As it so happens, the two witnesses are close friends of "Rei" (Naoko Iijima) who works as an assassin for Section Zero. Although she has told her friends that she is a detective both of them are puzzled as to why she refuses to investigate the case. Yet despite her unwillingness to get involved, one of the witnesses also happens to be a detective himself and even though his superiors tell him the case is closed he continues to investigate. What he doesn't realize is that the perpetrator of the crime happens to have an extremely influential father who not only had the case swept under the rug but also wants all witnesses eliminated as well. Needless to say this does not sit well with Rei at all. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, despite several scenes containing action or eroticism, this was a rather slow-moving and somewhat tedious film all the same. Not only that but Rei wasn't nearly as coldly efficient as she usually is as demonstrated by the fact that she was out-gunned and captured at least twice. That's not good for a person who was trained to be an assassin at a very young age. But the worst part of the film, in my opinion, was the ending--which I thought was much too sloppy and abrupt. Be that as it may, one last thing I would like to point out is that-contrary to the title-this is NOT the "final mission" nor is it the last in the series. Far from it. In any case, although I don't believe this was as good as several other films in the series, I don't consider it to be necessarily a bad movie either and because of that I have rated it accordingly. Average.