Tokyo Gore Police ( Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu )
Is this a comedy?
There are movies that contain so much gore, but are making fun of it and obviously are comedies, like Braindead. Some movies wanted to scare you, but fail in every level that make you laugh uncontrollably, like (M. Night Shyamalan) Signs. But how about this one? Is the director aware how hilarious this is? I am not sure.
The movie simply tells you all the facts in the beginning: tokyo police force is privatized; there are some human-transformed monsters who kill polices, called "engineers"; their wounds turns into weapons, and can only be killed by destroying a certain key-shaped tumour in their body; the main protagonist Ruka is a engineer hunter. During the movie we know that Ruka's father was murdered during a protest against the privatization of the police force, and Ruku was raised by the privatized police force. Spoiler alert! Guess whose behind the assassination.
It seems there is a theme going on, that tries to question infinite punishment on criminals...but wait, what am I talking about? How do you take something seriously when you see a man's head got chopped off in half, and his eyeballs became a gun barrel that shots flesh. It may be powerful but how does this guy sees and aims? Ruku chops off the arms of a guy that molested her on the railway, and he sprays blood as if it was snowing while Ruku put off an umbrella and walked away. It was brutal but I wanted to laugh at how that man became a snowing machine just to make a scene.
The part that is most hilarious to me is when her father is murdered. Her father was in the demostration again police privatization, and when he was giving a salute to Ruka, a guy stood up besides him, and shot him in the head. Was the assassin crouching all the time to wait for the chance? Didnt all other people see a weird guy crouching besides him? Besides, this guy is a professional assassin that can shot the target in Tokyo tower from Fuji Mountain. Shouldn't he be standing a little bit further?
In the same breath as Braindead or Riki-Oh, this maybe considered as the gorest movie ever made. In a normal star rating ratio I would give 1.5 out of 5 probably, but as a cult movie, I give a 3.