Friday, August 4, 2017

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable Chapter 1

If you are one of the many anime otakus who are familiar with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, it is by no means one of the slickest manga franchises ever witnessed featuring the most suave buttkickers, the slickest fight scenes, and the craziest lines you've ever heard. Those who can't get enough of JoJo after watching all three seasons of the said anime show can deserve some time off because there's a live-action film based on the hit series, continuing the Japanese summer blockbuster rush of live-action adaptation of hit anime shows.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
Diamond is Unbreakable Part 1

This film adaptation of the hit manga franchise stars Kento Yamazaki as Josuke Higashikata, Yusuke Iseya as Jotaro Kujo, Ryunosuke Kamiki as Koichi Hirose, Nana Komatsu as Yukako Yamagishi, and many others. It's directed by none other than the critically-acclaimed Takashi Miike. The reason why this is the first chapter of the JoJo films is because you can expect more films like this to come but for now, what is Diamond Is Unbreakable? Those who are catching up to the franchise will know that this is the fourth arc of the hit manga series and it focuses on the main character named Josuke Higashikata, yes really, involved in some zany misfits around Morioh.

With a witty blend of hardcore action and unpredictable sense of humor, this film feels like the anime series you've witnessed but only a few chinks that some believe that it's different to the JoJo they're familiar with. Of course, the film does have some loose ends that can be resolved in the next couple of films and such examples of those loose ends examined are the storyline, the cast that feels a bit different from where it was based upon, and some corny jokes in store. Despite its flaws, it's still JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. It still has some signature JoJo moments, the action, the sense of humor, and the touch of class this film delivers and on the bottomline, it's rather decent for a summer blockbuster film in Japan.

While it's not a great film at first, it really is a first because this film knows it tried so hard to please its moviegoers but what makes it very appealing by most moviegoers is how it makes this first live-action JoJo film the talk of the town everybody's going to chat about it at the end of the day or still, they might write about what they think about this film with the ticket stuck at the blank page. In other words, it's this week's IT trend of the home stretch of the summer blockbuster season.

My rating: 3.8 out of 5

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