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J-movie: 海猿 (Umizaru/Sea Monkey)


I recently watched this film and thought it was pretty good. I watched it 1 1/2 times in one sitting. Actually, I had the unfortunate experience of watching the last half first, and then watching the movie in its entirity.

Has anyone else seen it? What'd you think?

Here's a little about the plot:
Director Eiichiro Hasumi's Umizaru has been touted as the Japanese version of Top Gun, using emergency rescue divers in exchange for pilots. Packing in the Japanese audiences who thirsted for a cool homegrown summer blockbuster it does indeed have similarities to that 80s Hollywood Air-Force recruitment flick via ostentatious camera and dolly moves, long lens shots, and a general slick visual palette. But there is one important distinction that separates Umizaru from its counterpart: it isn't jingoistic.

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Re: J-movie: 海猿 (Umizaru/Sea Monkey)


I've never seen it - but does it have any J-drama regulars playing in it JA Youth Forum?
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Sorry, I don't know emoticon I don't watch Jdramas enough to know whether or not there were any regulars in the movie.

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Thanks for the info, its no problem at all. =)
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I can't believe it!!! The TV drama version of the movie, "Umizaru Evolution," is gonna start airing on FujiTV (In Japan) this July!! Ahhhhh....and w/ the same cast as the movie version =)

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