Big Man Japan (2007)

Big Man Japan (2007)

Released: 2007
Genre: Action, Comedy, Genre, Sci-fi
Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
Starring: Ua, Riki Takeuchi, Hitoshi Matsumoto, ,
Run time: 113 min
IMDb: 6.3/10
Country: Japan
Views: 42141


An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings. The giant and the monsters are computer-generated.
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User Reviews: A dull guy gets zapped with electricity to turn him into a giant so that he can battle monster that attack Japan, there’s a good idea for a film if ever I’ve heard one. There’s some funny bits at the start as we learn that the general public don’t think a lot of him but from then on the film just disappoints again and again.

I can take the poor CGI but it does look absolutely rubbish. The monsters are supposed to be hilarious but just aren’t funny at all and the whole theme of him being a bit of a loser wears thin quickly.

When I read the gushing reviews for this film I really loved the concept and it sounded like something I’d really enjoy, unfortunately a lot of it is just plain boring and the wry dry humour is stretched well beyond the material. I wouldn’t waste your time, it’s a good idea squandered.


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Public on November 22, 2019

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