Jul 16, 2010

Posted in 2010s, Asian, Flicks by Decades, Japan, Reviewers

Mutant Girl Squad (2010)

Mutant Girl Squad (2010)

The latest film from the twisted minds that brought you Tokyo Gore Police, Machine Girl and Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl is Mutant Girl Squad.  This film is directed by Noboru Iguchi, Tak Sakaguchi and Yoshihiro Nishimura.  This film is supposedly the product of a night of drinking in New York City. The drunken directors decided they wanted to make a movie together and Mutant Girl Squad was born. After seeing this you’ll believe that story is true. If you’ve ever seen a movie directed by these clowns before then you know what you’re getting into. Blood will be sprayed, heads will roll and weapons will come out of somebody’s butt. This is The X-Men on acid.

The film is broken into three parts. It starts with an origin sequence, followed by a training sequence and then the final battle. The movie centers on Rin (Yumi Sugimoto) a shy high school girl who is noticing changes to her body as she approaches her sixteenth birthday. A government raid during her birthday party triggers her transformation into a Witchblade like warrior. Her parents are murdered by the agents who have machine gun noses, don’t ask, and she is forced to go into battle. After she slices and dices the agents, Rin must become a fugitive to escape the government forces that are after her.

In the training sequence Rin encounters Kisaragi (Tak Sakaguchi) and his gang of Hirukos. This group is basically the X-Men. That’s if the X-Men were created by psychotic drunken men. These mutants are being hunted down and killed by the government. It’s up to the Mutant Girl Squad to stop this. There are ass chainsaws, breast swords and an assortment of freakish abilities in this merry band. I forgot to mention that Kisaragi spends the whole movie in drag. It’s pretty funny stuff. Rin goes through her training and prepares for the final battle.

I really don’t want to get too much into the final third of the film because it would ruin the twists. Not that there’s much of a plot to deal with here but I don’t want spoil any surprises.
The final battle includes a giant robot, a cutter who can throw fire through her wounds and the Mutant Girl Squad in action. You will thrill to the battle between the tentacle girl, the ass chainsaw girl and the breast sword girl. You’ll gasp at the predictable plot twists but most importantly you will have fun.

This film is filled with over the top gore and butt jokes. There are cameos by the directors. I think they enjoy killing each other.  The directors stay true to form. They try their best to offend and shock the audience while keeping them laughing.

Don’t come into this film expecting real acting or a well written script. This is a pretty low budget affair that was filmed in two weeks but it looks pretty good. The leads are attractive and don’t entirely embarrass themselves.

If you liked Tokyo Girl Police you should like this. If you hated that one then be sure to stay away from this one. This is a fun spoof of the superhero genre.

– By Frank

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