Even with the introduction of a skull-grilled car Stand who breaks through a window, strikes and then pulls a hot-Wheels-esque escape. But as a live-action manga built on the cornerstones of fashion, fighting and rebellious musical accompaniment? Jojo walks the catwalk with Stand-sational swagger and helps accentuate the j-rock awesomeness of miikes most exciting face-offs. Actors manage their overly-caricatured high school arcs with either greaser coolness or sweaty-palmed anxiety, all while miike does what Japanese cinema does best gets really, unapologetically weird. Then sappy and sentimental, because thats how Japanese cinema rolls. Blemishes aside, jojos bizarre Adventure: diamond is Unbreakable is a frenetic party watch for those who can make sense of miikes seat-of-his-pants vision. For the rest of us? Get ready for a wig-tastic royal rumble that expounds upon its own incomprehensible nuttiness, and have a blast questioning what sweet manga madness is unfolding before you.
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Jojos messy bizarre Ad venture: diamond is Unbreakable, setting up an epic cg-laced battle in Josukes flooded kitchen. Brawling spills outside, josuke serves eternal punishment to Anjuro and then the movie proceeds through what seems like three more acts. Turns out Anjuro is only a mini-boss, and the true boss battle pits Josuke against his brotherly competition (Keicho and okuyasu). We deliver sit through another mini-boss battle (okuyasu leading to what must be the grand finale. Keichos Worst Company (his Stand is a shrunken military outfit complete with attack choppers, rockets and tanks) squares off against Shining diamond, there are some surprises and a victor emerges! The film finally ends with wait, it doesnt end yet? Another tremendously big reveal is dropped after two ending points have played out? Seventh?) acts tug-of-war is like slamming into a brick wall on repeat, no matter how much fun you mightve had/been having to that point. Gaping plot holes permit each twist, like how Jotaro and his time-stopping abilities are nowhere to be found during Josukes climatic stand-off (might have been useful). Cinematically, jojos bizarre, adventure : diamond is Unbreakable is uneven, cobbled haphazardly and causes fatigue.
Costume detailing flaunts flamboyant fabrics in Josukes trenchcoat Stand mafia. Hair and makeup magicians craft poofy masterpieces that define theme and tone (Jotaros upwardly spiked back-hat-hair to later Super saiyan influences). Melodramatic sentiments lead into shredder the most bonkers, batshit-crazy interactions like josuke describing how he cut up a rubber glove, swallowed it, then used his Stand to trap the water monster in his belly before his inerts erupted. The title of this motion picture. Jojos bizarre Adventure, and its no lie. But, as previously alluded to, all is not bodies exploding into blue starbursts and. Digimon -esque stand forms. Miike and writer Itaru Era pull the old multiple ending route and eventually drive momentum into a brick wall. Anjuro is positioned as the big-bad.
Theres so much to process between Josukes unconventional bloodline, rules about Stand usage and characters like yukako yamagishi (Nana komatsu) who are given database little purpose or backstory (coming from an outsider). Miike battles against a 2-hour length only to produce something that feels doubly long. I know we complain about franchises splitting movies into part-ones-and-twos (. The hunger Games: Mockingjay, for example but jojos first live-action run might have been more digestible in a smaller bite, not leaving you with a heavy stomach full of hair gel and demon water. Alternatively, what miike accomplishes by way of action and oddities is slap-your-cheeks insanity. At any given moment, youll comprehend zero percent of whats happening, yet be hypnotized by colors, creative lunacy and animated chaos. Stand fights blend holographic visuals with totem representation that spans a signature plethora of user-by-user designs.
This is Jotaro kujo (Yûsuke iseya josukes nephew despite being many years older. A murderer is on the loose, a man named Anjuro katagiri (takayuki yamada who jotaro takes interest. Because weve now met three stand users josuke, jotaro and Anjuro. It turns out that Anjuro was bow-and-arrowed by some mullet braided punk in Josukes class named keicho nijimura (Masaki okada). His arrow can turn humans into Stand users if theyre selected, and hes up to no good. Keicho and brother okuyasu nijimura (Mackenyu who you guessed it is another Stand user, become josukes rivals of sorts. Oh, and thats just the beginning. Miikes intent is to build the jojo-verse brick by brick, coated in rich mythologies and rhinestone showiness. The problem is, the more characters involved, the more daunting a task this becomes.
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But Im going to try. Consider, takashi miike s, diamond is Unbreakable adaptation, yu-gi-oh! Meets, avatar meets Liberace. There are special people who can and control Stands these ethereal entities that possess unique powers. Only other Stand users can see rival Stands. Josuke higashikata (Kento yamazaki a fonz-like high school student, is one of these users. His Stand Shining diamond has a healers touch (along with fists of fury).
You dont mess with a stand, as displayed when Josuke helps new-kid koichi hirose (Ryûnosuke kamiki) by chasing off some bullies who insulted his immaculate tuft of hair. Pay attention, because this is a major plot point (no, seriously). Josuke repeatedly comes off as a hero in the films early scenes, only because someone dissed his. Otherwise, the Stand controlling brat would have just walked away, never interjecting farther than a quippy remark. Enter a dude who looks like he drives a sketchy ice cream truck that parents keep their kids away from.
For fans of the two-tailed fox, or adventure games in general, tails Island is well worth exploring). I rarely start reviews with first-person prose, but for. Jojos bizarre Adventure: diamond is Unbreakable, an exception must be made. Because ive attended midnight screenings of Tommy wiseaus. The room with tamer audiences.
Welcome to the fantasia international Film Festival, where a japanese manga adaptation can pack an auditorium full of French Canadian superfans. When jojo first struts into focus, pompadour-on-steroids cut and all, audience members lost their collective cool, like the beatles just touched down on American soil for the first time. Diehard JOficionados (Copyright) spiked an energy that can be neither bottled nor explained, as they were harder than any diamond for glam-rock jojo. And his mousy new friend. And white hat Michael Jackson impersonator. And Water Golem (whose actual name is Aqua necklace). Now imagine myself an outsider to the mangas cult fame who dashed from airport to theater after a three-hour-plus flight delay. Was it all just a malnourished exhaustion hallucination? Thats how it felt, and even as you read these words, i struggle to grasp what entered my eyeballs that night.
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That said, the character and enemy sprites are beautiful, the animation is resume totally charming - tails' in particular - and there's very little of the slowdown that plagues the game gear Sonic titles. There are plenty of the classic Game gear graphical glitches, though, so having your health meter temporarily disappear behind a background element is a relatively frequent occurrence. The soundtrack is an 8-bit delight, with a score full of eminently hummable tunes by kojiro mikusa, who also worked. The audio levels are a little low, and the percussion track drops out every time you toss a bomb (the game gear's single noise channel at work! the songs are so good you won't mind at all. Tails Adventure is definitely the odd game out in the game gear's Sonic lineup, but it makes a sound case for its unique identity. This is sega's friendlier take on the metroidvania formula - a fun adventure platformer with excellent level design, creative items and abilities, and some much-deserved time in the spotlight for tails.
Once you get used to the writing momentum of tails' flight, everything controls wonderfully. His measured movements are a perfect fit for the slower pace of the platforming, and lobbing bombs is a surprisingly fun replacement for the spin jump attacks of the mainline sonic games. This 3ds virtual Console release boasts an even better control scheme than the original, thanks to the pause/item-selection screen being mapped to the 'y' button as well as 'Start' - considering how often you'll be switching equipment, being able to use a face button makes. As with all of sega's Virtual Console releases, the controls are fully customizable, there are several different display options, and you can return to a restore point at any time. Along with the control tweaks, the restore points make this version immensely more playable than the original - back in 1995, players had to input sixteen-character passwords to continue their adventure from where they left off. The new digital manual even provides genuinely helpful gameplay tips from a modern perspective, as well as a welcome warning that you can't exit the password screen without entering a valid code. Visually, tails Adventure is an impressive game for the hardware, but its graphical style means it hasn't necessarily aged as well as simpler titles. It's filled with repeating textures that seem a bit too busy for how closely they're tiled, and it's not as vividly colourful as you'd expect a sonic spin-off to be - the backgrounds are heavy on chasms and caves, and tails spends an awful lot.
There's definitely backtracking, and you'll pass plenty of puzzles that need as-of-yet unfound items to solve, but it's hard to actually get lost within the levels themselves. Instead, the exploration is about finding a fork in the road, picking a path, and coming back for the second one later. The remote robot is a huge help here, effectively allowing you to scout ahead without putting yourself in danger; it's adorable, side-scrolling espionage, and it feels great. There's quite a bit of variety between levels as well, with airborne battles, water current mazes, and a unique upriver salmon-hop stage all accompanying the platforming action, while inventive boss battles top off your first run through most areas. The only real gameplay annoyance comes from tails' limited inventory. He can only carry four items into a stage at a time, and knowing which tools you'll need for the road ahead is up to you; if you find you're missing something important halfway through a stage, you'll need to traipse back to the beginning. Backtracking to switch out your inventory is significantly less fun than backtracking to solve a puzzle, but the stages are small enough that it's a relatively minor issue.
Rather than speeding through platforming racetracks, you'll saunter through twelve non-linear levels, upgrading items and abilities in order to open up new paths in previously visited stages. Tails might not be quick, but he can fly, as well as attack with bombs - his somewhat surprisingly incendiary weapon of choice. Rings serve as the sole life-force, in the form of hp, but tails seems to have figured out a much better way to carry summary them than Sonic ever has; hitting an enemy or hazard will simply take a few rings out of your total, instead. Discovering items and upgrades is a big part of the adventure, and along with several different types of bombs and the Chaos Emeralds - which increase your health and flight meters - tails Island is littered with gadgets to find. Most are helpful tools, but quite a few of them are easter eggs, like a radio to change the background music, and some sonic friends-themed surprises we won't spoil here. Far and away the coolest piece of gear in tails' pack, however, is the minuscule remote robot, also known as Mecha tails. This remote-controlled fox doll can walk, jump, and fly as well as the larger tails, but can also squeeze into tight spaces to solve puzzles or retrieve objects, and can't be damaged by enemies. It also transforms into the sleek sea fox, a submarine-airship combo that has its own equipment upgrades to find, and makes this one of the only games in the sonic family where underwater sections are genuinely fun to play.
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Miles 'tails' Prower has come a long way since his debut as roles a silent, second-player-controlled sidekick. Sonic the hedgehog 2, becoming one of sega's most beloved mascots and appearing in dozens of games over the past twenty years. It's a bit surprising then that he's only had headlining roles in two titles, both on the game gear: the on-rails aerial action. Tails' skypatrol, and a more traditional side-scroller, tails Adventure. Rather than simply placing his sprite in a sonic game, tails Adventure casts the fearless fox into his own Metroid-inspired adventure platformer, as he embarks on a quest to save the conveniently-named tails Island from an avian invasion. It's a much slower-paced experience than we're used to with Sonic, but it's just tails' speed, and a great little game in its own right. One of the first things that tips you off to the gameplay difference is tails' endearingly laid-back walk.