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it is as good!
on April 27, 2003
for those of you who already saw ,and know abnout the patlabor previous movies,let me tell you that this one is as good as part 1 and 2.thanks to masami yuuki's story-who is one of the patlabor creators-and miki tori's script.cuse that what really makes patlabor movies so great,the story.and when they combine that with a talented director,they get a masterpiec.
this time around though,captain goto is guest appearing,and his chubby, police detective buddy kusumi is leading the ivestigation,with his young -i don't recpect the eldery that much -partner hata,who we so in part one.also guest appearin are noah and azuma.
it's a genetic engineering crime this time,it may sound [weak],but yuuki turned it -as always- into a political thriller.a military sponsored experiment turned wrong,so, the cover up starts,and the investigation starts.it's the same style as goto's detective work ,but without acting dumb like columbo.he is serious .i really missed goto at the begining,but kusumi is not bad at all.he looks older and skinnier this time ,with grey hair and a healing broken leg.
don't watch this film if you're tired or sleepy,you need concentration to follow up the clues with the detective.but usually you'll end up watching the film again,that is way i like patlabor.
no mamoru oshii behined the camer.it's fumihiko takayama.he gave us the enjoyable city strolling scenes and longshots,not as oshii's,but still good.
if you liked 1 and 2 you'll like this one too.
as for first timers,if you like clancy and doyle ,you'll enjoy this film.
the extra's trailler tells of a new oshii project (minipato).there are also some pioneer previews.