King of Thorn (2009)

TV-MA   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Horror


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A virus begins to grip the Earth's population and a group of hopeful survivors are cryogenically frozen in attempt to find a cure. But when the group awakens they are flung into a horrifying situation.


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  • Toshiyuki Morikawa in King of Thorn (2009)
  • Kana Hanazawa in King of Thorn (2009)
  • Shin'ichirô Miki, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Kenji Nomura, Akiko Yajima, Kôsei Hirota, Sayaka Ôhara, and Kana Hanazawa in King of Thorn (2009)
  • Eri Sendai and Kana Hanazawa in King of Thorn (2009)

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22 May 2017 | Snootz
2
| Just awful
If one were to be introduced to anime via this film they would either love it or never watch another. If the viewer is into gore, violence, and a storyline that while ultimately resolved and explained is confusing throughout and way outside the box of "weird", this movie fits the bill.

However, if the viewer dislikes decapitations, an English dub that is full of profanity (whereas almost none exists in the original Japanese), or anti-God sentiment, this will be most objectionable.

The storyline is somewhat interesting but is so over the top and jump the shark it becomes ludicrous. The body count in this is "Jurassic Park" on overdrive. While it does have a final plot twist (somewhat predictable) that almost redeems the movie, the resolution of that plot twist and the ultimate resolution of two main characters is more than most audiences can swallow. Only the most hard-core anime fan will be able to stomach this, and even then we note this doesn't get a high rating.

I'll admit I'm a little more demanding in my anime than some, as I am in all movies I choose to watch. This is basic horror schlock done poorly and repetitiously. The inexcusable English dub which turns the Japanese drama into foul-mouthed slop makes one wish they'd have used Google Translate on this one.

The final scenes are just unbelievable (I won't include any spoilers, but it's way outside the realm of "I'll buy that could happen"). Had I come here and read the reviews and Advisory before watching this I'd have given it a pass.

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