Kusuo Saiki is a 16-year-old high school student. He was born with psychic powers, but he hesitates using his super powers in front of other people due to a childhood experience. Kusuo Saiki now tries to keep a distance from others to hide his psychic power ability, but his classmates with distinct individuality gather under Kusuo. Can Kasuo keep his precious ordinary daily life?
Cast & Credits
Kento Yamazaki's acting was phenomenal. I couldn't ask any other actor to play Saiki. I felt like I was looking at the exact Saiki from the anime. His blank expressions and random commentary were perfect. It was hard to believe I was watching Kento act such a bizarre character. Especially since he's been in a lot of romcoms. He played the part very well and I applaud him. For the other cast, they all portrayed the goofy characters soo well, especially Arai Hirofumi. Arai portrayed Nendo's stupidity perfectly. Once again I felt like I was watching the anime. All the cast members did a splendid job of truly becoming their character. I'm so proud of them and excited to watch again.
Overall, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K was amazing. I wish they can make another movie(or a drama, that would be amazing). If you just watched the movie only, I suggest you find the anime or the manga (they're both amazing). You'll fall in love and laugh till your heart's content. This is one movie you have to see if you want to laugh a lot.
Rate based on the different criteria: 6.5
The reason why there's such a difference between what I would give this movie based on my feelings and what I relatively objectively thought I watched is because I'm really not good with absurd humor in the first place so I can't really condemn the movie when in fact it's in a genre that I usually avoid like the plague. It's a live action and the manga is popular so I had to check it out even if I'm not familiar with the original material...
Frankly, I suppose it's faithful to the manga... It is really all over the place. I suppose I should have found some scenes funny but for me it was just too much of everything and it fell flat.
Basically, I spent the whole movie wondering if I should bother watching it full and looking at my watch.
You'll either love it or not based on your type of humor. If you're into everything absurd and nonsensical, I suppose you'll have a good time at least... If you're like me, don't bother.
Completely over the top acting but basically that's what is asked from the actors so you can't blame them... I wish they had toned down their wacko side so that it looked more like a live action and less like an anime copy but you can't have everything.
Fits well the wacko atmosphere.
Rewatch value: 3
Well, for me it would be 0 but if you're sick and your brain is a mush which was my case when I watched it, well why not?
I'd recommend it only if you're a fan of the manga... if that's not the case... Well, you might have to try a LOT to get into this movie.