Tuesday, November 30, 2004

You say "Bakuretsu", I say...

Subject: Noir
So a ways back I briefly reviewed disc 1 of "Sorcerer Hunters", which is one of Mashimo's pre-Noir comedy/action series. This weekend I gave disc 2 a spin, as I promised.

You know, I'm not sure if maybe I was in a better mood, or if I've lightened up overall, but, you know, it wasn't all that irritating this time. In fact, it had some rather interesting moments. I may have... *gasp*... actually liked it. It may have even made me laugh.

It is still cheesy, over-the-top, mysoginistic popcorn. But in a way, it's more of a spoof of cheesy, over-the-top, mysoginistic popcorn. And there's a darker underlying arc developing. And, shockingly, a bit of character growth and development happening to the cheesy, over-the-top, mysoginistic "hero".

Boy, I must have been in a better mood or something if I saw that in Sorcerer Hunters! Or maybe I was in that slightly intoxicated state I mentioned where even "Lost in Translation seems like absolute genius". Heh.

I think it may have been that I was able to get past the irritation-factor on this one, this time. So now it rates a 3rd chance with the 3rd disc (4 total). Still not "purchase-worthy". But definitely rateable as "better than a lot of the crap out there."

Tonight I've got "Captain Tylor" disc 3 lined up. I wonder if I'll be surprised by this one as well? We'll see...

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