CUTIE HONEY (ADVANCE REVIEW)

Posted On May - 10 - 2009
  RELEASED BY:   MVM
  ASPECT RATIO:  

1.78:1 ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN

  AUDIO:  

JAPANESE DD 5.1 / 2.0 W/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  RUNNING TIME:   90 MIN
  RATING:   12
  RELEASE DATE:   05/11/2009
  REVIEW DATE:   05/10/2009
  REVIEWED BY:   SANDRA SCHOLES



Honey is having fun taking a bath until terror strikes and her uncle is in some kind of trouble. Out goes the cute office temp look and in comes Cutie Honey, the fearless heroine ready to wield her power against any foe before her. She finds herself up against a powerful group called the Claw Gang, Tiger Claw demands her prisoner be given back to her, though once Honey has transformed into her pink outfitted warrior of love and peace she is about to do battle and wont bow to the enemy in any way. The foe realise she can be anyone at all, from the professor’s stand in, a cop or a traffic warden, but most of the time she is Cutie Honey, and with one scream of Honey flash, anyone in her way is sure to have a hard time.

With explosive action, slapstick humour and well choreographed fight scenes it comes highly recommended as a comedy movie for those who enjoy a fun poke at life surrounding a girl who works as a lowly office temp by day and in true super heroine style saves the world as her alter-ego self while no one else knows, or do they? This movie could give many superhero flicks a run for their money, the special effects are brilliant, costumes are a cosplayer’s dream come true and though the acting is deliberately comical it adds to the overall movie, giving it an edge others do not have.

All pink and white like marshmallow, Cutie Honey was the brain child of Go Nagai where the original manga came from. Hideaki Anno director of Neon Genesis Evangelion puts the life and soul into this the manga had before. Now it is funny and less serious than most action and super hero movies to date. Staring Eriko Sato, Japan’s top swimsuit model turned film star as the main protagonist and Mikado Ichikawa who starred in Memories of Matsuko, Jun Murakami, Eisuke Sakai and Mitshiro Oikawa to name a few of the actors in this comical romp turn on Wonder Woman and X-Men’s Storm, but without the painful seriousness of it all.


EXTRAS:
Bonus material for this stunning disc contains Making of Cutie Honey, Stills Gallery and Original Trailers.


IN SUMMARY:

A clever mix of manga and movie madness. It’s pink and sweet as sugar, but kicks ass too. Watch it if you dare!

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