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Old 03-12-19, 05:29 AM
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I don't typically chose to watch foreign film outside of the classics. But of all of those that I've seen this is probably the most entertaining. Its basically an ET phone home cross between Independence Day and Terminator.

Although the story is somewhat predictable (only because I've seen them all), the characters are well portrayed and likable enough to ignore the minor continuity glitches and plot holes. You could call it an action, sci-fi, adventure movie, but science of the sci-fi is unexplained, so I'd prefer to go with fantasy instead.

The subtitles are laid out perfectly and are simple yet descriptive enough as to explain the dialogue without being distracting. I'd call it a great Made in Japan American movie or a great American movie made in Japan. Either way, its well done, and worth the price of admission.

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