Gatchaman (2013)

  |  Action, Sci-Fi

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Hostile forces are taking over the planet, plotting to exterminate human life. Young children with special powers are recruited to lead the fight. 13 years later, 5 special people must come together as one to save the day for humanity.

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23 March 2015 | davidgraf
| It's cliché. So what?
Yes, it's cliché. So what? Have you seen many Japanese live action adaptations of powered superheroes in the last twenty years? Then I rest my case. Cliché is practically a genre unto itself. But there are a few surprises here, and the moments ripped directly from the series will (perhaps shamefully, but it's dark in the cinema so no-one will see you) have you clapping your hands like a kid again.

Sadly, the story was cheesy. It was too melodramatic. The plot saves were sloppy and the dialog was groan-inducing. In the hands of the Japanese equivalent of Joss Whedon (if he even exists), Gatchaman could have been something magnificent, but instead what you get is pretty much exactly what's described on the box, except with real actors and sometimes sub-par special effects. If you have complaints about this, then perhaps you should just think about the number of live action adaptations film-makers outside of Japan have been responsible for that have ruined your childhood for you. I could make a list. It would start with the Thunderbirds, and it wouldn't end there.

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Action | Sci-Fi


Release Date:

24 August 2013


Japanese, Chinese, English, Malay

Country of Origin


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