Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) - Action, Comedy, Horror

Hohum Score

53

Bearable

In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among...

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Riko Narumi
Length: 115 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 29 found boring (20.68%)

One-line Reviews (16)

Instead I got this boring and utterly ridiculous and idiotic turd of a movie...

After that, the film manages a lot of enjoyable straightforward horror elements.

The final fight scene between Kageyama and 'The Raid 2's' Yayan Ruhian is unnecessarily overdrawn, with little real action and suits as a disappointing end, a far cry from the unexpected and instant conclusion of 'Dead or Alive'.

Takeshi Miike was always connected to excellent film-making, but this is awful and boring...

Expect the unexpected and you will get some very original entertainment.

No matter what genre Takshi Miike touches, his movies are often direct, intense and surprising and he has a very distinctive style that some people love and others despise.

His more recent films, while enjoyable on first viewing, are less repeatable, and so it will remain to be seen whether 'Yakuza Apocalypse' sits nicely alongside his extensive catalogue of experiments that, while varying in quality, always create curiosity.

Don't waste your time on this.

Solid and highly enjoyable vampire effort .

For those who decide to give this one a whirl, be prepared for such weird and wondrous sights as a Kappa goblin, a woman whose brain melts (and leaks out of her ears), a shiny truck armed with mini-guns, a garden of animated children, and one of the strangest (and drawn out) final fight scenes I've ever seen as Hayato Ichihara and The Raid's Yayan Ruhian proceed to repeatedly punch each other squarely in the face until one of them falls over.

I think the biggest knock I had against this, at least during the first half, was that it is too long.

It's a fresh and original film in an increasingly jaded world of all-too-familiar cinema, an often stunning blend of visceral delights.

This movie is a mad, funny, dark, unpredictable, unconventional and violent Miike classic and has everything we came to expect from the director's brilliant movie-directing.

For me, it was a satire of the absurdities that go on in Japanese comics and, for the most part, I quite enjoyed it.

When in fact,mother only symbolism I saw here was a big fat middle finger to pretentious geeks, and a big laugh emoji to those who just think its a load of old cobblers.

That said, if you like slow paced Japan style logic and if you like action; this movie delivers in the most pure form.