“ For me, it was a satire of the absurdities that go on in Japanese comics and, for the most part, I quite enjoyed it.
“ 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...
“ Don't waste your time on this.
“ Expect the unexpected and you will get some very original entertainment.
“ 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.
“I think the biggest knock I had against this, at least during the first half, was that it is too long.
“ That said, if you like slow paced Japan style logic and if you like action; this movie delivers in the most pure form.
“ Instead I got this boring and utterly ridiculous and idiotic turd of a movie...
“ 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.
“ 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.
“ It's a fresh and original film in an increasingly jaded world of all-too-familiar cinema, an often stunning blend of visceral delights.
“ 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.
“ 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.