Off to piss away my life! Good luck with the American total blockade, son. If you survive, your height will be stunted at under 5', and your mother may have to sell her ass to the occupiers so you can eat, but Tenno Heike Banzai!I have no idea of the merits of this film, but the marketing on TV shows a lot of lantern-jawed pilots and their timid wives. The PR is selling to a population that is ignoring something, which the J-wife didn't like me sumarizing while the commercial was playing:
You do realize your men followed like sheep your 'leaders' who led you into a war you couldn't win, and your women only got political rights from a woman Japan's choice of allies would have turned to soap, translating for the men who wiped the floor with your armed forces, with one hand tied behind their backs in a theatre the other side of the planet, but not before Japan let a quarter of Okinawans be killed to no purpose.Perhaps I should be more tactful. What pissed me off is that the Japanese still follow the same people as they did then, and many of its politicians have close family ties to wartime leaders: Abe/Kishi, for one. Some students rebelled in the sixties, and the 'Red Army Faction' went batshit, and then... nothing. This is not the movie the Japanese need, unless it is a lot more intelligent than the trailer promises. No, they need the scene from 'Letters from Iwo Jima' looking out of the Japanese bunker at the hopeless whirlwind their leaders had reaped for them: a foreign armada (2:15-45).