Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (2009)

Released: 2009
Genre: Action, Genre, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Starring: Yûko Nakamura, Akiko Monô, Eric Bossick, ,
Run time: 71 min
IMDb: 5.7/10
Country: Japan
Views: 110843

Synopsis

Storyline:
Losing his son Tom in a hit and run triggers violent emotions in Anthony, whose body begins to transform. When the driver who killed Tom reappears, Anthony mutates into a mass of metal – a human weapon fuelled by an uncontrollable rage.
User Reviews: On a positive note, this movie does not resort to using CGI or other crappy special effects. The costume did the job well enough for this movie.

Sound was one of my first issues with this film. The background "music" was mostly someone beating the hell out of a metal trash can or banging a pipe wrench against a jungle gym at the park. There was some metal rifts that were pretty loud. Then the dialog would come in and either I was suffering from deafness or the actors would whisper their lines.

I never have been a fan of shaky cam filming, but this goes way beyond shaky cam to earth quake cam. At no point can I remember any scene that didn’t move and flash. If you are epileptic you may have a seizure prior to the credits. The noise, flashes, and bombarding images are just like some hardcore death metal videos.

It takes forever for the origins to be discovered and then the last 20 minutes of the film the "bad guy" -with poor motive- gives the Bullet Man just 60 seconds to kill him… some how 20 minutes = 60 seconds doesn’t seem to fit.

Overall a poor movie, I have watched worse. Maybe it would be better as an anime or if I was a big fan of the creator of this film.

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