Thursday, January 24, 2013

ACE ATTORNEY (2012) movie review

Ace Attorney (2012) d. Miike, Takashi (Japan)

Zippy little adaptation of the Capcom videogame that also functions as Miike’s most mainstream effort to date, and the marriage proves to be a fruitful one. Ryuichi Naruhodo stars as Phoenix Wright, a struggling young defense attorney with a Woody Woodpecker hairstyle and sagging self image who takes on a big case against childhood friend and prosecuting prodigy Takumi Saito. Fun absurdist touches, futuristic set designs and enthusiastic performances, all supported by a clever mystery thriller script.

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