Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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I won't try to decipher too much of the story here, though I'll give it an honest try. It's 2010, and Zebraman just saved Japan (and the greater Earth at large) from an alien invasion ... or so he thinks. One of the parasitic green critters survives - hiding inside the body of a young girl - but, before our hero can do anything about it, he's captured by a new menace: a mad scientist bent on splitting Zebraman into two beings, one that's good and one that's evil. Flash forward to 2025, and Zebraman's alter ego wakes up with amnesia ... but it doesn't take long for the doddering school teacher to realize the danger of Zebra Queen, Zebra Police, and Zebra Time! It's a freakish dystopian tomorrow where techno-pop evil dance princesses rule the day, and survival of the fittest means that, for five minutes every day, lawlessness prevails across Japan in order to provide a balance to the new social order the other 23 hours and 55 minutes requires.
Like I said, I won't try to decipher too much from it ...
That said, Z2 plays out like a bit of an epic B movie.Read more ›
This movie is a classic examply of Japanese cinema embracing style over substance and quality story telling. I would recommend renting this, but I definately regret purchasing this. I would definately get Zebraman over this any day.
The original was a tale of a obsessive shut-in teacher with dreams of being a super-hero. Everything that made that movie great is not in this film. It's worth a watch, but don't set your expectations very high.
murder,mayhem,tits,boom-chika boom-chika music,and jokes galore.
this sequle lives up to its predecessor due to the fact that anything still goes.
the whole black and white theme of this movie remind you that nither can exist on its own.
we still follow the plot of a tv show and get the same deviation from the original ending.
the acting came back with a vengeance.
the plot is even easier to follow.
a touch morethan CGI this time around.
the action is speed up, but it works beautifully.
music is more modern feel with more to do with the movie than anything.
zebra man has lost his stripes in the form of our female lead whom stole the movie.
not cuz were staring at her chest. but because she can act and sing as a lady gaga esk evil doer. she is the movie in alot of the terms.
this movie is worth the money and the time to watch it.
sequles rarely live up to hype. but this one shows you that anything goes in zebra city.
If you've seen the first Zebraman then you pretty much know what your getting into. It's just more over the top, with a much higher budget. that said if you haven't seen the first Zebraman, you don't need to, it give a very simple recap at the beginning, but it would hurt. and why not it's another great addition to the director Takashi Miike's body of works.
The main points to know is that Zebraman has lost his powers or has been split into black and white, white being good and man version, black being a sexy japanese girl that does a great Lady Gaga impression with music video. And this time the stories a lot more fast pass, i found the first movie to get a little lost in the middle with Zebraman trying to figure put how to fly. This movie, after the first 20 minutes of him finding his powers again he's back in action and kicking ass.
My recommendation is if you like over the top Japanese movies, Japanese girls in latex or mini skirts, or cosplay. you'll find this movie to be a great laugh, and you never know you might find it touching, though i wouldn't bet on it. i do, but I'll leave it at that. When i first saw this movie it was at the Busan film Festival full of westerners and basically all i heard was WTF and laughs. A pretty good sign i think.
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I'm a definite fan of these movies now. Don't go into this movie expecting something super serious; just roll with it and have fun!Published on January 10, 2014 by DisreputableDog
A bit bummed that the Blu-ray/DVD combo came in the larger DVD sized case and not the smaller Blu-ray case.Published on December 13, 2013 by WiLL
The original Zebraman was a strange film, which is basically what you'd expect from Director Takashi Miike. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Preston Tucker
i liked the first zebraman when it came out. it was good. so i bought zebraman 2. but zebraman 2 was not what i expected. Read morePublished on February 19, 2012 by koaboy1
In 2004, Takashi Miike ("13 Assassins", "Ichi the Killer", "Audition") would surprise his viewers by taking on a superhero action/comedy film. Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by [KNDY] Dennis A. Amith