Ah, It’s been awhile since I’ve done a movie review! It’s not that I haven’t seen any new movies (because trust me I have), it’s just that I’ve been lazy. Some recent movies I’ve seen are Iron Man, 21, Forbidden Kingdom, and so on and so forth…In which case, those 3 movies I listed were all really good watches! If you haven’t already, check them out!
Well, here goes!
Trailer: (also, if you click on the link above, you’ll find a subbed trailer)
(NO spoilers, I swear!)
Crows Zero is a story about Suzuran High School, which is infamous for being the toughest and most bad ass school around. The goal of the school isn’t based on sending your kids to a fine college and receiving a wonderful education but instead, the teachers are shoved out of the picture and the students have created a feudal system of physical violence; the objective? Control and rule Suzuran. Suzuran is split into different gangs based on their classes and reputation, so in order to rule Suzuran, the leaders must prove their nobility through fighting to recruit more members and building alliances. The current leader of the school is Tamao Serizawa (Takayuki Yamada), who is inches away from full reign of the school, however new-boy Genji Takaya (Shun Oguri) transfers in for the sole purpose of also taking over Suzuran.
The movie did not begin as I had thought it would, but it did eventually trail into a story about punk kids fighting for reign over their high school. There were also a handful of unexpected hilarious and quirky parts that added to the enjoyment of this 2hr movie of violent action. I personally favored Serizawa’s and his crew best, but that’s because even though he had the role of mr. big-shot, he was still quite silly and caring. Perhaps you’ll agree with me once you see it? The cinematography was brilliant, from the fighting scenes to the use of umbrellas at the end. The most difficult part I had with Crows Zero is that I kept getting people mixed up! I couldn’t remember who was in what crew and etc. Some other cons to the movie was probably the attempted romance in the movie with Genji and Ruka (Meisa Kuroki)…I didn’t really get that at all. Ohh, and the ending seemed only mediocre? …but once again, that might just be me? Nonetheless though, I really liked all the little side stories (even though they seemed kind of scattered at times) and the entire movie general. Great action, good acting and excellent story.
My rating: 8/10
Should you watch it? Yes! Action, humor and well made.
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