Monsterz (2014)

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A man possesses a special ability to manipulate others with just his eyes. Because of this special ability, he killed his abusive father and was abandoned by his mother. He now lives a lonely life in the dark side of a city. Meanwhile, Shuichi Tanaka doesn't have a family and lives with his friends. Even though he is poor, he has a bright outlook on life. One day, these two men meet. read moreThe man becomes confused, because he can't manipulate Shuichi with his eyes.

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    MONSTERZ, Monsutazu

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Dec 5, 2014
  • Overall 8.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
This is one of my most anticipated movies in 2014 so thanks to that guy who subbed it lol.

I didn't watch the Korean version so I can't compare even if I did I won't waste my time with this japan VS. Korea thing. As for the movie I won't say It was epic film but its indeed a great film. Some may say it has a weak plot cause there are read more so many why's factors after watching the movie but movies like this I don't care about those things I'll just eat what the director present to me that appears to be a VS. (duel) between characters with same situation, a duel with their beliefs. I really like the pacing of the movie it didn't have any of those boring parts that Japanese critics hate even those less action parts with Tanaka and his friends as they add fun elements to the movie.

Like I said I won't talk about this VS. thing between Korea and japan but I'll talk about this VS. thing This between yamada and fujiwara. As a fan of yamada and even if I'm not a fan of yamada I believe he's a better actor. Fujiwara did a great job but as I said in my earlier comment about monsterz I can think actors who can play this type of character better, fujiwara has this bad hobbit to overact and thankfully it didn't happen in this film. As for yamada tho not his best performance but he did great as well, he can act calm but when it requires intensity damn he can give you that. I always hate protect-everything-type of character but with his portrayal makes me wanna root for him. The VS. Battle between these two actors I will give slight edge to yamada IMO...but the sure thing is the fact that I compare them means they have great chemistry as enemies. Other actors did good too like satomi she has less screen time but she did play her character well and she and yamada still have chemistry like back in their H2 days like for example that scenes where they talk about maps, their magic didn't fade I really love seeing those 2 back again. The actor who played jun surprise me too he played a gay character believable lmao.

Lastly about the strongest part of the movie its epic soundtrack. I believe that a films soundtrack is crucial to a film cause it sets the mood to a certain scene and I can say seriously that this films soundtrack is one of the best if not the best soundtrack I heard in my years of watching Japanese movies the theme is haunting it haunts me even after watching I still hear the tune in my brain.
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Aug 19, 2016
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.5
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
The movie isn't all that bad I mean some may say it's a boring movie and has a terrible plot and they've ended up having to drop the movie but I say if you got pulled in by the summary and did get 40 minutes in and have this urge to stop watching, keep pushing yourself to finish it cause in the end you'll completely understand it and honestly it's actually a read more very sad movie.

I liked it because it got me worked up and half the time I couldn't look away from the screen while the other half I was covering my eye's or actually looking away terrified cause I knew something awful was gonna happen, that my friend is because it's a thriller.

Now this is a Japanese Remake version of the Korean movie "Haunters" (Parent Story) and because I haven't seen it yet so I can't compare the two but I bet it's just as good as this one was.

I personally believe the movie is only re-watchable if you plan on watching the original version which is why I've rated it a 7.0, and Overall I gave it a 9.0 because when i finally understood it all I said to myself "If I was considered a monster in this world don't you think it would be nice to have someone who thought otherwise?"
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this is the japanese version of haunters. the storyis the same but if u do like haunters, you probably gonna like this movie too
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    ElaEnchanted Sep 13, 2016

    I like both korean version and Japanese version. In Japanese version, 2 of my favorite actors are there, Yamada and Fujiwara, while in Haunters, Kang Dong Won is there.

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    Albairis Aug 28, 2016

    I liked the korean version way better...

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    Seoulsistersopi Jul 6, 2016

    Haha, I like reading all the different comments, it's nice to see people have different tastes, some didn't like it, some did, some liked the Korean version better, some didn't and some didn't like either haha!

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    I'm gonna watch it just for Yamada Takayuki :D

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    green_tokki Mar 6, 2016 - edited

    I liked the Korean version because it is less stupider than this one.

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    andyinspirit Dec 11, 2015

    I don't even want to watch this because Korean version is so bad.

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    Ryu Jul 9, 2015

    which one should i watch first korean or japanese?

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    sambart Jun 27, 2015

    I enjoyed this one much more than the Korean version! This one seemed to have more story and made more sense.

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    dapinaymrs Apr 12, 2015

    Keeping this on my ptw and will save it for a rainy day. The original Korean version was meh so and the only reason this interests me is the prospect of watching Yamada-san playing a good guy.

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    Cheer Apr 7, 2015

    I am kind of disappointed with this version. I really expected more from a lord of horror like Nakata Hideo. For once, I actually appreciate the Korean version better.
    However, my lovely Yamada was simply brilliant in this, as always. I was honestly worried about Fujiwara's part but he nailed it! He was able to leave the overreacting behind. I love his improvement.

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    Totalt Dec 18, 2014

    This movie didn't make sense at all and I'm incredible disappointed with it. I was expecting the Japanese version of this movie to be better (cause I love JP movies) but Haunters was definitely better and made more sense. Nothing in this movie made sense. It was just lame T__T

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    irisixora Dec 16, 2014 - edited

    Story : i watched both korean/japanese version and i pefer japanese version because it was straightforward story while korean version a little bit draggy..but frankly speaking i don't like the ending at all..

    Acting/Cast : 2 amazing actor in same movie...need i say more about their acting??

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    LeejLicious Dec 14, 2014

    I didn't like the movie at all..

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    amu11 Dec 6, 2014

    how do i start the movie?

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    Spike13 Nov 30, 2014

    the japanese version is atleast watchable. the original korean version was bad fell asleep while watching it.


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    May 30, 2014
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    1 hr. 52 min.


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