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  • Movie: 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2008
  • Duration: 2 hr. 22 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 512 users)
  • Ranked: #1451
  • Popularity: #2960
  • Watchers: 1,035

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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End
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Ratings: 7.9/10 from 512 users
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Ranked #1451
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In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time, a religious cult and its mysterious leader, Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is Friend? Add Synopsis In Portuguese

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2008
  • Duration: 2 hr. 22 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 512 users)
  • Ranked: #1451
  • Popularity: #2960
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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yurina_abbey
2 people found this review helpful
Sep 7, 2014
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
*I have not read the mangas*

I didn't know what to expect when I clicked play on this movie. I knew it was action and that was all. When the movie started it was very slow making me want to turn it off, but I pushed through to the end and I am glad I did. It got better after about 25 minutes, when the action and mystery started to take place. Good thing there are 2 more movies cause this one did NOT explain anything about the mysterious friend who is now a leader of this group and....yeah this movie was just full of confusion so I hope the next two movies clear at least a few things up for viewers. Overall the acting and music were good~ Don't know if I would ever watch this movie again though...

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YoD
0 people found this review helpful
Aug 30, 2019
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Nombré a la reseña de esta manera porque recuerdo que, hace unos años, leí en un artículo una comparación del triunfo que tuvo esta trilogía en Asia oriental, como el que tuvieron las películas de Tolkien en occidente. Claro, no tiene nada que ver una historia con la otra, pero la intención era imaginar el nivel que tiene esta potente historia.

La actuación de los personajes se mantuvo siempre excelente, enfocados en expresiones reales, mostrándonos a un asesino escalofriante imposible de identificar. La música, estuvo bien adaptada cuando se requería, y los efectos especiales, aunque no fueron los mejores, dieron un reflejo del esfuerzo por hacer de esta historia una obra maestra.
La historia en sí es EX-CE-LEN-TE. No entiendo cómo rayos muchas personas no saben de su existencia.

Me limito a hacer una buena comparación entre Live-action y el manga, pues no me he terminado de leer este último. Pero hasta lo que llevo leído, aseguro que se adapta perfecto.
No he visto las otras dos películas, y es algo que tengo pendiente cuando cuente con el tiempo suficiente para dedicarme a él 100% a la excelencia.

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