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Perfect Answer


Starring: Kazunari Ninomiya and Kenichi Matsuyama
Manga Entertainment
RRP: £19.99
Certificate: 15
Available 06 February 2012

Gantz: Perfect Answer begins several months after the events of the first film. Kurono is still fighting aliens under the order of Gantz and he is close to reaching the score he needs to resurrect his friend Kato. As the missions begin to get increasingly dangerous for both the alien fighters and the general public, Kurono discovers that the endgame for Gantz is quickly approaching...

Gantz: Perfect Answer is based on the characters in the manga series created by Hiroya Oku, which also spawned a 26-episode anime series produced by Gonzo.

This sequel to Gantz is a lot more impressive in both style and presentation. It feels like a totally different movie (in much the same way as Back to the Future II and III felt like two completely separate entities despite the obvious links). Gantz: Perfect Answer is a more polished affair than the previous movie and is more epic. Gone are the bizarre aliens to attack; this time we have a group of smoke/shadow aliens who are planning to find access to the Gantz room and take their revenge for Gantz's insistence on sending people to kill aliens.

The story is more in depth than the first film and the effects budget seems to be a lot higher (even though both movies were shot back to back). While the first movie spent a great deal of time setting up the Gantz universe, this film focuses more on the two main characters.

The only real missed opportunity was the inclusion of the investigator, who doesn't really do or add much to the film - which is a shame as there was much more potential for the character.

The ending has a surprising, yet rather satisfying, conclusion and all in all this movie is a great slice of entertainment.

Extras include Making of Gantz: Perfect Answer (32 min, 30 sec which is your usual making of featurette); Fight Choreography (6 min, 21 sec which is a version of the tube train battle performed by the stunt team. This was filmed in order to get a sense of pacing for the finished sequence); Teaser (30 sec); and Theatrical Trailer (1 min, 28 sec).


Darren Rea

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