- Utter rubbish... 4/20/2019 12:00:00 AM by paul_haakonsen
Right, well all I knew about "Destruction Babies" prior to watching it, was that it was a Japanese movie, which was essentially all that was needed to make me watch it. Well, and the fact that the title was pretty interesting too, did help of course as well.
Oh my god. Seriously? This is one of the worst movies I have seen in a long, long time. There was nothing to the storyline at all, no meat on this puppy. The entire movie, well at least the 1 hour and 5 minutes of the nearly 2 hours it ran for, that I endured, was nothing but one continual fight. Sure, the guy went from area to area and fought different people, but that was it. Seriously? Fighting? You can't base 2 hours of movies on senseless fighting and then try to spice it up with shallow subplots. It just doesn't pass as being entertainment.
I am a big fan of Asian cinema, but "Destruction Babies" (aka "Disutorakushon beib?zu") was just, and let me be perfectly blunt here, rubbish. Utter garbage and a serious waste of time, money and effort.
I managed to endure 1 hour and 5 minutes of rubbish, nothing more than a guy picking fights with just about everyone crossing his path. That was essentially the entire essence of the movie. Talk about being ludicrous and lacking proper contents. I just gave up at that point. I was ready to give up 20 minutes into the movie, but decided to keep watching it, as surely there had to be more to the story than just random fighting. Turns out there wasn't.
The actors in this movie required no acting skills, because it was just random laughable fighting and tossing out a random line of dialogue every now and again. So don't get your hopes up on seeing anything Shakespearian in "Destruction Babies".
This movie was rubbish, pure and simple. And there is no chance of me ever returning to finish the rest of the movie, because it was seriously a complete waste of time and does nothing to enrich your viewing experience in any manner. Stay well clear of this movie. Trust me.
- Japanese film violence 101: lean and mean 3/5/2019 12:00:00 AM by bock_g
"Destruction Babies" is a film that perfectly illustrates Japanese movie violence-lean and mean. The plot revolves around a violent, nihilistic young man (played with menacing gravitas by Yuya Yagira) randomly picking fights with strangers. Despite being battered to the bone, his peverse persistence attracts another troubled young man (played brilliantly by Masaki Suda) who becomes his wingman. The wingman character films himself and his boss on their beating spree-even kidnapping a young shoplifting cabaret girl (played by the beautiful Nana Komatsu) in the process. They all escape from town but is cut short when the beating spree becomes national news. The violence in this film is relentless-all the fight scenes are very gritty and realistic. Hardening back to the early Takeshi Kitano films (particularly Violent Cop), the violence is quite spontaneous, just how suddenly the nihilist and his wingman picks a fight with anybody on the street. On a thematic note, the film does shed light on the state on current Japanese society. As the fights gain more public attention, the crowds do very little to stop the conflict but rather ignore or film the occurrence on their smartphones. It shows that there is a combine of repressed anger in Japanese society, under the innocent and peaceful facade. The nihilist is an extreme example of a defiant sociopath, while his wingman and young girl represent the cowardly cruel youth, but then transform into monsters that are nastier than the main character. The way the nihilist spreads his act of violence to other characters like a virus is a not too far-fetched-apparently the director Tetsuya Mariko based the film on a real life anecdote. It's not the movie violence of sword slashing and decapitating body parts-it's beat ups that wastes no time, like real street fighting.
- fighting and fighting, that's it 1/10/2018 12:00:00 AM by trashgang
A friend told me that this is a shocking flick to see because the fight scenes are looking so real. That's true, I agree on that part but overall this flick didn't offer to much. Because it's all about the fight scene's and not much of a story it's a bit hard to sit through.
I mean, it's about two brothers but one always wants to fight and teases people to get into a fight. Running away from home he comes across another weird guy and together they go...fighting. But all fight scene's are the same. Fist fighting and that's it. There's no gore, only bleeding faces from the fights.
I don't understand what all the fuss is about to say that this is a shocker. Maybe the fact that he even smashes girls faces that it is a bit freaky but overall a bit boring.
Gore 0/5Nudity 0/5Effects 0/5Story 2/5Comedy 0/5