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Esme
6 people found this review helpful
Oct 3, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
Honestly, this film is very deep.

I do believe that it can be interpreted in many ways but I think the way it was intended to be interpreted was as a story depicting how young girls are "used" (I do not mean to offend in any way, this is just how I interpreted the film, sorry!). To quote Mitsuko from the end,"stop using us like toys" is what she says, and very much the message that I think was trying to be portrayed.

The story was very.. wild. lol. Jokes aside, it really drew me in, although it did get a little confusing at times. The beginning was very "wtf is going on" but I think the film definitely improves as it progresses, so keep watching!!

Excellent cast in this film, the main 3 girls and Aki were just brilliant. Aki was a very believable character, probably the most believable of all. She really brought a sense of realism into the film, and whenever she was calming Mitsuko, it felt like she was bringing me back to earth too. The side characters (ily Sur!!) kept me interested and the antagonists were.. questionable, at most.. but I suppose they were doing their job if it was keeping the audience's focus on the main characters.

The music was tense when it needed to be, and suited the mood pretty much all the time. I think the music definitely helped induce my hysterical sobbing halfway through the film (pillow fight by the lake T-T ) Others might notice that at the very start of the film, the music is the same as The Walking Dead! Honestly, I think it fits! The end credits are worryingly soothing but OH BOY that didn't stop my crying.

This film left me doing ugly hysterical sobbing.. yet I would still choose to watch it again (and I've seen it twice now) although I'm not sure if everyone is the same as me because this film was just very "up my alley"!

I'm no film expert, this is just my opinion. But if you choose to watch the film, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!!

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Hirobo2
6 people found this review helpful
Nov 27, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 6.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
MILDLY ENTERTAINING WITH NO REWATCH VALUE

I started watching the movie b/c the girl to the right (on the cover with her hair tied up) looked like an actress I'd seen in another drama before. Little did I know that I would be treated to one of the most gruelsome gore fests in cinema.

Now don't get the wrong idea, I simply detest gore, but the ones you find here are so gory, they're almost comically so.

In terms of acting, they definitely cast the right actress into each role. May not seem so at first, but by the finale, you really appreciate their casting choices.

Now the story, I don't want to spoil it too much, but it's basically what you get when you put The Truman Show and The Village (both Hollywood/Western movies) together mixed with tearing/cutting people in half Darth-Maul style. This is easily the weakest part of the movie. There isn't a single original idea here. And b/c of this, you find many plot holes here that were easily explained away in The Truman Show, like the camera angles.

Anyways, I thought it was a pretty entertaining movie. But I wouldn't want to watch it again b/c of the gore. Just once is enough...

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Enjeru
0 people found this review helpful
Nov 22, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 5.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
Tag yg judul lainnya Riaru Onigokko sebelumnya dah pernah dibuat dlm beberapa versi.Sekalipun plot dan karakternya beda,intinya ini tentang game 'tag' di mana ada orang2 yg "ditandai" dan ada yg memburu. Yg membuat Tag satu ini jd beda bgt ma yg lain krn ini dibuat Sion Sono.Aku gak tau versi novelnya seperti apa,yg jelas Sion Sono banyak memasukkan gagasan2nya di sini. Jujur awalnya bakal ngira ini akan jd sekedar fun mindnight movie.Tp ternyata Sion Sono gak sekedar bermain-main dgn darah dan kekerasan di sini.Dia nyusupin sebuah isu yg kurasa berkaitan dgn gender.Krn awalnya hanya ingin nonton sebuah gorefest,jadinya aku agak gak siap saat mulai sadar kalo Sion Sono punya agenda lain di sini.Jd mungkin aku gak bisa menangkap seluruh pesan dlm film apalagi Sion Sono nampilinnya lewat simbol dan metafora.

Untuk sebuah splatter film,Tag ngasih liat kita salah satu death scene terbaik di 2015.Sebuah bis yg berjalan tiba2 terpotong jd 2 dan semua penumpangnya (kecuali 1 orang yg kebetulan lg nunduk) termutilasi dr bagian pinggang ke atas.Pelakukanya siapa? angin. Hah?! ya gak salah kok,pelakunya Angin yg berhembus seperti pedang hingga mampu memotong tubuh. Terus di mana saya sadar film ini tdk hanya sekedar splatter. Jujur awalnya gak terlalu merhatiin sampe akhirya kita tiba di scene pernikahan di mana seorang mempelai wanita dipertemukan dgn calonnya.Dan calonnya adalah......pria berkepala babi. Di situ aku baru sadar setelah beberapa menit berjalan baru di scene itu kita melihat sosok pria,itupun berwajah babi. Selanjutnya Sion Sono semakin membawa kita ke dunia yg makin aneh sekaligus makin memperlihatkan wajahnya. Kita di bawa di mana perempuan adalah 'wahana' bagi kaum pria. Keberadaan dan fungsi mereka ditentukan oleh pria.

Mungkin Sion Sono ingin memperlihatkan bahwa media dan tatanan masyarakat lebih condong melihat kaum wanita sebagai kelas yg inferior.Harus diatur,ditentukan nasibnya oleh yg lebih superior (baca:pria). Dan kita gak ngerasa itu aneh bahkan menikmatinya.Sion Sono menempatkan dirinya di kelompok ini ya dgn membuat film ini.Dia sengaja memperlihatkan perempuan sbg subjek fantasi kaum pria dan disajikan dgn fun.Sion Sono menjadikan dirinya sbg sasaran kritik dr dirinya sendiri.Menurut saya ini yg menarik dr Tag.

Krn hanya nonton sekali mungkin pemahaman saya terhadap Tag msh sebatas wild guess.Tp setidaknya impresi yg saya dpt saat menonton film ini ya seperti yg saya tulis di atas

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