Film Micrœview #247: Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

10.19.2015 § Leave a comment

Rating: Good.

Miike has a way of making movies that obliterates all pretension. The movie is not glorified. It is just a voodoo for life itself, which gets brutally perverted into profound hilarity. The movie must end; it cannot sustain itself; it never made enough sense to exist in the first place; but there is a self-awareness to the collapse. Unforgettable uberclimactic/anticlimaxes. Mega-artifice vs. profilmic frog suits getting run over. Unnecessarily doubled plot cues (the paper was fine blank) and other missing ones. Yakuza and vampire mythologies taken in liberal swatches and folded into each other. A film so thoroughly imbued with the joy of creativity and destruction that you’d have to be a grouch not to cheer.

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