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Mark Suszko
The Lupin 3rd. Live-Action movie is freaking stupendous
on Apr 10, 2015 at 4:10:21 am


As tasty as the trailer is, the movie delivers more, oh, so much more. The character actors looks, voices, mannerisms, costumes - everything is spot-on. The action is suitably over the top, with many layers of one-upmanship, yet maintaining the style and framing conventions of the original anime. The story by Monkey Punch is right in line with expectations, but the actors and director have a lot of fun with it. The leader of Seat Belts contributes to the lick-butt score, and bits of the original anime itself are salted in as fan service.

This is as perfect an homage to the franchise as one could hope for, and I had a laugh out loud, hooting and hollering good time watching this.

If you are at all a fan of the anime series, and have not yet seen this, you really, REALLY need to.

So here it is:

Sorry, this version doesn;t seem to have captions, mine did.

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