Yuji and his friends are members of the extensive Japanese sub-culture of "otaku" or science-fiction fanatics. Yuji's particular obsession is collecting plastic figures, still inside their ... See full summary »
| This film should never have been taken out of its package.
I've seen a lot of movies, and I do mean a lot. This film has everything it takes to be a lousy movie. Bad acting, bad story line, bad effects, bad production. There is a mix of English and Japanese. When they speak English it's obvious just how bad the acting is. When they speak English I'm convinced it's just as bad, but it's harder for me to tell since I'm not fluent in Japanese. The story line is overly convoluted, yet at the same time too predictable. One faint glimmer of hope for the movie is its commentary on western materialism, but even that seems to wear thin quickly. All in all, not worth watching. How it managed to get as high of a rating as it has so far is a mystery to me.