Taira Ashihara and his younger brother Shota live by themselves in the small seaport town Mitsuhama in the western part of Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. Whenever Taira spots someone who looks tough, he provokes them into a fight. Yuya Kitahara becomes interested in him and the two go on a violent streak against people on the street, then they steal a car and head out of town with Nana who was in thecar when they stole it. Meanwhile, younger brother Shota comes to Matsuyama to find Taira.
- Native title: ディストラクション・ベイビーズ
- Also Known as: Disutorakushon Beibizu;
- Genres: Drama
Cast & Credits
Of the positives we have highlights for the performance and great performances in the direction, in spite of the sleepy struggles, also the brutality and violence in the right measure. Negative point the polarization of the end, I liked not a bit of that, and little revelation of the characters during the film, the focus was the present and not the past, but without a past there is no present.
There's no reason given for any of the characters motivations either. I'm guessing Suda's character is just chaos in general & to feel superior, but why? Nothing is even hinted as to why he's so unsatisfied & the same applies to Taira, he's just someone who beats on anyone he can. Because? Well we never actually find out. Nana's character is just sort of dragged into things; but she's not likeable either & again we barely discover anything about her.
Basically it's just a movie with violence for no rhyme or reason!
Acting seemed good with everyone putting their all into their respective roles; even Komatsu Nana which I find questionable at the best of times. But besides that, there's absolutely zero I could take from this other than the feeling like I wasted my time!
I found this to be an extremely uncomfortable & headache-inducing viewing experience! I especially had trouble with the score/soundtrack. It is frenetic & an assault on the ears but I feel like it suits the intended style of the movie so it has that going for it!
Watch at your own risk.