At the end of the 21st century, the world is plagued by a mysterious virus and unusual weather. Genius scientist Dr. Kisaragi creates an android with the code name “Cutie Honey” (Mariya Nishiuchi). The android is unique in that it possesses human emotions. To save mankind, Cutie Honey goes up against an evil organization. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
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Overall Rate based on the different criteria: 2
... Frankly what can be said except the screenwriter looked at his "scy-fy" checklist and checked all the boxes. It's so conventional, it's a recycling of recycled scripts seen in every dystopian book, novel, manga ever and the characterization is so sub-par that even the cast couldn't save this movie from itself.
Visually, it looks like a tv movie with a slightly higher budget than usual... which is not acceptable when you're watching A MOVIE.
Now Cutie Honey is a very very old manga that doesn't take itself too seriously so this movie could have been fun in a way if it had embraced its ridicule namely, a super heroine who changes clothes every two seconds ending naked in the process for the frustrated teenager and fights with high heels and a low cleavage. Unfortunately, this movie takes itself too seriously, without putting the effort necessary for it to look really serious. The way it's filmed lacks style ( because NOPE having a camera that is unsteady doesn't make it stylish on its own) and only a couple of shots are truly interesting but so far in between that it's wasted.
The only way to like this mess, is to have NEVER EVER watched or read any scy fy show ever. And I'm being nice here.
I refuse to judge these actors by watching this. They did what they could, but it was a loosing battle from the get go.
Rewatch Value: 1
... Because there's no 0.
It's 2 because you have to give a minimum for the money flushed down the toilet... I wouldn't recommend this mess to ANYONE. Nor the fans of Cutie Honey and certainly not to someone looking for a good scy fy movie. If you remove the sexy heroine part, I could name a list as long as my arm of movies/books that have exactly the same story... This being said, if you're looking for something exactly similar in plot minus the heroine, I would recommend the Korean Animation Movie "Wonderful Days" also known as "Sky Blue": THIS MOVIE is a great example of a pleasant scy-fy that in spite of having a very very recycled plot ( yeah we even have the usual "cloud of pollution" in that one with the usual rich city polluting the ground through their excess) manages to blow away its viewers by its artistry, in terms of directing, music and characterization.
Don't waste your time on that one.