[BD Review] Takashi Miike’s ‘Lesson Of The Evil’ Exactly What We’ve Been Wanting!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.turney.58 Joshua Turney

    to this day I like to show Ichi the Killer to friends who say they’re horror fans to see if they “get” his special blend of humor, insanity, and wtf moments. Glad he’s back doing what he does best.

  • J-SiN

    It’s funny how you mention his films might overstay their welcome, as I do agree for the most part. However, I’m also one to cry out for the uncut versions of most films, something I’ve yet to find myself doing for Miike’s films. Looking forward to this and love his previous work.

  • bluegrasslass

    Don’t forget Gozu and The Happiness of the Katakuris – what a mental film *that* is!

  • Aachi

    Great review. One of the things I loved the most about Lesson of the Evil (and something touched on in the review) is the pacing and how the first half builds to the apocalyptic crescendo at the finale. It caught me off-guard somewhat as the character development merely hints at the eruption of violence that follows. Not quite as sanguinary as Ichi, and less obscure than Audition, this film sort of occupies the middle ground between the two. Which, in my case, is a very happy medium.

  • i_already_ordered_a_pizza

    This movie was awesome. I like how the first part of the film is restrained and elegant, with the violence implied. Makes the extended insane climax all the more effective.