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Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Real Onigokko / Tag
Real Onigokko is Sono Sion's fourth movie of 2015 after Tokyo Tribe, Shinjuku Swan and Love & Peace and is surprisingly his best of the lot.
Its a low budget one and a half hour chase sequence starring Triendl Reina, Shinoda Mariko and Mano Erina as the same character.
Real Onigokko feels like Sono Sion at his best after he seemed to have lost his way with Tokyo Tribe and trying to be family family friendly with Love & Peace.
And I'm not saying that just because upskirts are back.
Real Onigokko is a chase movie where a lot of weird stuff happens and it never slowed down for me to think too much.
Triendl Reina does a decent job of looking scared and screaming throughout the movie.
If there's one flaw for Real Onigokko, its the artistic ending.
Watching this whole chase sequence of a movie, at the back of my mind I was thinking that all these clues will lead to some mind blowing ending.
It was more like a WTF is the purpose of this movie ending.
But after a while, I started thinking about Real Onigokko metaphorically/symbolically it started to make sense. Hint: Last boss represents patriarchal society.
Once I started from there, everything in the movie fell into place including some of the really weird wtf stuff.
You might be looking at the picture thinking this doesn't look like a chase movie! I assure you, its a pretty exciting chase movie.
One of Sono Sion's better works IMO. I don't think there is anyone who will not like most of the movie but I don't think everyone will get the ending and what the movie is about.
Highly recommended but its not for everyone. The raw is available at
and English subbed version at avista under the English title Tag.
Forgot to mention the music is really good. Best Sono Sion soundtrack since Love Exposure.
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