19 June 2017 | thekarmicnomad
A rather dramatic mess
This continues on the Gantz story. A strange sphere resurrects dead people so they can fight aliens to the death.
I was a massive fan of Gantz - not so much of Gantz 0. This sequel is pretty disappointing. The actual alien fighting is pretty limited, the majority of the film is spent outside the combat zone.
the romance and character interactions are pretty interesting, but it feels a bit like you are watching a Japanese soap opera.
The story aims to shed some light on Gantz. This seems like a mistake as Gantz needs to be fairly enigmatic - but fails completely anyway. After all is said and done you are left wondering why 90% of what happened, happened. None of it makes any sense.
The film does not really cater for a western audience. It is overly dramatic and tragic. Many poignant last words are mumbled through blood stained lips whilst being cradled by a loved one.
Not enough action, too much drama, much, much too random.