Thursday, May 28, 2015
This is the live action movie for one of my favorite anime Parasyte "Kiseiju" This movie is the sequel.
This review is for those who have seen the Anime, because there will be spoilers.
In the first part of this 2 part movie adaptation of the anime, they showed the invasion of the body snatching parasites, the death of Shinichi's mother till the part where Hideo Shimada was killed after the massacre in the school.
In the second part of the movie, the baby is born and Shinichi continues his killing of the parasytes. This movie follows quite closely to the anime. Some of the editing of the story is done pretty well to fit it within 2 hours. Much of the story which was not really important was left out.
I did not like the part where the police engages Goto. I feel that Goto's power can be clearly shown there, but it was abbreviated.
The whole theme "devour the entire human species" showing the Parasytes as a threat and some of the justification of what Reiko Tamura did in her experiments.
Overall, I did not enjoy this part 2 as much as part 1. In part 1, there was the building up of character, and you do feel much when Shinichi's mother died. In part 2, I feel that the whole movie was much rushed.
Still, the movie as a whole which tries to stay close to the anime feels pretty ok when you watch both parts together.
I hope that there is an extended version as I do want to see some more in an extended version, hopefully found in the DVD.
-- Robin Low