Posts Tagged ‘Takeshi Kaneshiro’

1949. In an alternative universe where WWII never happened, a masked master thief known as K-20 terrorises the rich in Japan’s capital city Teito stealing priceless items. When circus acrobat Heikichi Endo is framed for his crimes and sent to jail, he breaks out with the help of thieves on the outside and uses his circus skills to find and stop K-20 from acquiring a device that can destroy cities and to prove his innocence.

A very good old fashioned rip-roaring adventure in the mould of a superhero movie even though K-20 doesn’t have any superhuman abilities at all. The sets, CG special effects and the actors especially Takeshi Kaneshiro are fantastic in their roles. I had a blast watching this and Shimako Sato did a great job directing. I hope there’s going to be a sequel. Highly recommended.

Sadako’s Rating: 4 out of 5

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