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Detroit Metal City (2008)
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Summary: Detroit Metal City (デトロイト・メタル・シティ, Detroit Metal City) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Kiminori Wakasugi manga and directed by Toshio Lee. The story involves a normal guy named Soichi who becomes the lead singer of a death metal band after failing to become a Swedish-pop style star. (idmb)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Directed By: Toshio Lee
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na Ayame-dono
80
T7
na whatismyname
65
T7
The first half was forgettable, plain and simple. They tried to cram too many episodes from the anime. The second half was what you'd expect from this live-action film. To really get the full experience, the anime is a must watch. Only then does this go from an alright film to a good flick.
na astrakhan
69
T2
Essentially a one-joke movie, with enough mileage for a good opening 15 minutes, but runs out of gas pretty quickly thereafter. The concept of a nerdy weakling living a double life as a death metal demon was funny and fresh, but they failed to take it anywhere interesting, and just settled for sitcom-level rom-com awkwardness. On the plus side the performances were all quite spirited - I particularly liked the deranged abusive band manager. Watching it all felt like a waste of my time though.
na envywine
99
T10
na miread
88
T8
na filmaffinity
57
T4
na Pedrofm96
70
T5
na psim
60
T2
na Sweekoden
82
T9
DMC's premise is absolutely hilarious. If handled correctly, it could make for a legitimate comedy gem, and, after rewatching this, I'd say that might actually be the case here. This live action adaptation is surprisingly faithful and watchable, but it does have its fair share of flaws: those uninitiated will no doubt be left scratching their heads on more than one occasion. And where's the Pig of Capitalism?! But it is funny. Really, really funny.
na RikiFudoh
80
T8
na lauratron
75
T6
na sahume2029
64
T5
na nechbet
86
T8
Although I give my soul to Krauser in anime series,but this was quite enjoyable as well :D SATSUGAI.
na imdb
68
T7
na KenMeisters
77
T3
na nekopaw
57
T5
na TheDenizen
65
T6
A dweeb who only wants to play sugary pop songs somehow becomes the lead singer for DMC, a Satanic black metal band, and struggles to reconcile his two personalities in this bizarre Japanese comedy. It's admittedly very funny seeing a dude in a glittery cape, armor and corpse paint sobbing like a girl on a busy Tokyo sidewalk. The set up is all pretty good, but it drags disappointingly through the finale (which features a guitar duel against Gene Simmons).
na lostinlodos
70
T5
na NBD Rab
40
T2
na daisylegs
97
T10
na MrKyoki
77
T6
na LouisMazzini
69
T4
na mpayan
57
T1
na hekkon
20
T1
na tesla
75
T8
na Tig3rGirl
90
T8
na yk_nomisugi
54
T4
na bomdefa
100
T8
na tunca
5
T2
na snallygaster
37
T3
Actually quite funny; the humour is much more successful than in most films of this ilk, even if it doesn't totally escape the pitfalls of the genre. (I haven't read the manga or seen the anime). I'm thinking whatever they paid Gene Simmons (who I didn't even recognize) for his cameo might have been better spent elsewhere.
na oxiukas1
7
T4
na Licio
72
T2
na Vmfs
9
T9
na Siltem
35
T2
na katsuben
2
T2
na Audrius
7
T8
na ManInBlack
7
T8
na Momed
30
T1
na avgcrtckr
53
T5
na chemical404
29
T2
Too faithful to manga to be good. Over the top characters work in anime or manga, but in live action they are awkward. It could have used a good script too. Situations that were so hilarious in anime/manga aren't so funny in live action, and that thin string of 'follow your dreams' meaning isn't strong enough to hold this movie.
na Eneeli
81
T8
na 1023
54
T5
na tatabaanee
95
T10
na AmenoKitsune
75
T7
na roujin
40
T2
na zerothh
70
T8
na Kittonni
50
T2
na CinematicESP
82
T6
The ending doesn't make much sense, but otherwise pretty hilarious.
na azalin
81
T4
na Iconoclast
57
T4
na Hopscotch
84
T7
na chiefg
75
T7
Average Tier 5.33 from 52 Rankings rss