24 December 2015 | paul_haakonsen
Boredom strikes when you least expect it...
I was suckered in by the DVD movie cover and had hoped to see a movie with more brutality or at least just a movie with a proper storyline.
"Tokyo Psycho" (aka "Tôkyô densetsu: ugomeku machi no kyôki") is about Yumiko who is stalked by an unknown person, sending her strange letters and macabre photos. As the walls close in on Yumiko, she finds herself trapped in a bizarre and twisted game.
The storyline was so mundane and stereotypical that it was boring beyond comprehension, and it was equally predictable as it was boring.
The acting in "Tokyo Psyhco" was adequate, just don't expect to be dazzled by anything extraordinary. But not even the adequate acting could do anything to lift up the storyline in any way.
This was definitely not one of the brightest moments in Japanese cinema, and it was an ordeal to sit through the movie to the very end. If you manage to sit through the entire movie, it will be bagged, tagged and put on the movie shelf never to be watched again.