It was trash alright. The cinematography is really poor, with absolutely no sense of style or understanding for the possibilities of shooting in digital. Also distracting was the director’s “frenzy editing and manical characters equal to cool” -philosophy.
It was, however, a refreshing experience to see pure garbage for a while, especially when it packs this much energy. Some of the effects are very good, and the ending is quite brilliant really. The Verhoeven esque commercials are also terrific, especially the “suicide is Kawaii” spot.
A disturbing film TGP is not, though. The film-makers are in such a hurry to get into splatter that it leaves no room whatsoever for any kind of emotional impact. The violence doesnâ€™t hurt the audience, not the least bit. In fact, there isnâ€™t really that much in-depth gore, its mostly just surface.
So, overall fun enough but a far cry from the stylish Gore Blade Runner I was hoping for.
We don’t seem to ever agree on much, do we? Well, I happen to like v-cinema. So that probably influences the majority of my opinions about the film. I think the director has a unique child-like imagination that adds something extra to a lot of the action.