Review by: Ifakoya English
Oh boy. I can’t really start to describe this movie. Japanese action-horror flick Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken is based off of a manga of the same name…that doesn’t really tell you much, except that it’s akin to our video-game movies. To get the actual plot out of the way, it’s about a vampire girl who falls for a boy, but he’s already dating some lolita girl, but she gives the boy some candy that makes him half vampire because of her blood, the lolita girl dies while trying to kill the vampire, and then her Frankenstein-esque father turns her into his version of Frankenstein’s monster and the two battle for affection and…ugh.
I can’t even tell you people whether this movie is bad or not, because I CAN’T TELL! I stopped watching this movie three times. The first time I quit was literally the INTRO. I couldn’t even make it that far but thought I should give it another try. On the second pass I made it past the intro, but quit the second a character by the name of Afrorika was introduced. It was pretty offensive, but that’s not even the reason I quit. It was just, I mean. I’m, not even going to tell you. The third abandonment came near the end of the movie where one of the images was so over the top and mystifying that my brain just collapsed in on itself [Hint: It involves a helicopter]. In fact I’m sure I died that day, but I just happen to have an extra supply of lives.
It was directed by Yoshihiro Nishimura and Naoyuki Tomomatsu, I mean…do I really need to say more? Okay fine, Mr. Tomomatsu is the mind behind Stacy…a film that featured schoolgirls rising from the dead due to a really dumb strain of powder. It’s a film I must confess to hating.
This film however…I just can’t make a real judgment on. I enjoyed it…I think. It’s the first to make me stop watching almost immediately. It’s so over the top, and out of control that it tears down your perception of reality and replaces it with pure stupid? Is the stupid good? Is the stupid awesome? I don’t know…but it is totally worth seeing just to make your own judgment.