#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In Tokyo, the shy student Kaneki Ken dates the girl Kamishiro Rize and while in a lonely park, she attacks him since she is a flesh-eater ghoul. Kaneki escapes but soon he learns that he has become a ghoul. He befriends a group of peaceful ghouls and tries to live his new life with them. However they are hunted down by relentless two police officers from the Ghoul Division in charge of eradicate ghouls from their district.
Plot: A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a super-powered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
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I’ve seen several live actions before and usually I’m not really impressed by them. This was one different. For a live action, it stays really faithful to the story and I think a sequel would be a great way to continue this as I ended the movie wanting to see more. I wish some physical particularities from the characters had been kept in the movie, but at the same time if that happened perhaps it would take away the realness of it all.
I’m the kind of person who usually argues against certain types of adaptation. Normally, I’d not spend time watching something based on a manga that has elements that definitely wouldn’t fit well in the real world; even if that’s the world of cinema. Nevertheless, on a whim I decided to watch this as a joke, or so I told myself, but eventually I realized I was actually enjoying it. As someone that had the chance to read the manga, I’d argue that as far as adaptations go this isn’t bad. Of course, might not be as natural as an anime adaptation; after all anime is just moving drawings, not so different from static manga. I’ll break down my review on some points.
Definitely, the first thing that causes an impression in movies such as this, with many unrealistic visual elements, are the visuals. Whether you’re completely ignorant about Tokyo Ghoul or you’re a long date enthusiast, it all comes down to the question: Does it look and feel like Tokyo Ghoul? I’d say it depends. First of all, we have to admit that there’s an imposed limitation, both technical and innate to human perception, that makes it hard to take something from a manga – a medium that is pretty much free of limits when it comes to visual representation – and simply display it with real people in a real scenery. Of course, doesn’t mean that we need to turn a blind eye and accept things that look bad just for the sake of limitations; after all, it was not our decision to make this movie exist. If you had the chance to read the manga, or watch the anime, you know what a kagune is. When I started watching this my first thought was “If the kagunes look bad, then everything is lost”. That is because they’re the main fantastic element in that world, it’s a constant feature on the story. Time passes and the first kagune is revealed and I have to say it stood like a sore thumb. I said to myself “I’ll let this go on for a bit more” and then I realized that for some reason I started getting used to it. Now, don’t take me wrong, by no means the visuals are perfect or even subtle enough for them to feel natural, but somehow, speaking for myself, you get used to it. Simple as that, I just told myself that there was no reason to seek much naturality in those things – “It’s based on a manga, no use in hoping for naturality” – and then I found myself taking the visuals with ease. Does it mean all of them look decent? Nope, some will look fine, even cool at times, such as Touka’s kagune, but others might not be so appealing. So, when it comes to visuals it is nowhere near perfection, but it’s not terribly difficult to get used to them; don’t watch it if you expect it to be on par with the manga/anime. But nevertheless, I think what made me able to stomach the questionable CGI was the fact that in the end I still felt like it was Tokyo Ghoul. Of course this is completely subjective, no way everyone would feel like that, but personally I got used rather quickly to the visual effects and ultimately felt that they just worked as intended. Would I recommend it based on visuals? Honestly, just watch the first minutes or so and reach your own conclusion – shall not take long for you to decide whether it’s worth your time or not. But as far as making it feel like Tokyo Ghoul goes, I’d say it’s not bad.
The second concern would be in regards to the plot. And to be fair, I see nothing wrong with it. I’m not aware of any change to major plot points nor characters, no events seem to have been altered. It adapts The initial arc just fine, so there should be no worries about that. The pace was good as well, did not feel terribly rushed for me and in that sense it’s on par with the anime adaptation; which by itself is not perfect. As for the characters, they too seem to retain their essence; of course, under the limits of the format and the acting. Tokyo Ghoul has an interesting take on morality, although nothing overly complex. We have a world with beings that need to eat humans to survive and humans who hunt them, both have their own reasons to act the way they do. The manga goes more in depth naturally, but this movie doesn’t do a terrible job at presenting both parties and their claims. I can think of one or two details that were different, but nothing that changed the course of the story.
Another point I wanted to comment is about the cast. I think the most uncanny thing about live actions is when you look at someone and can’t identify a character on them, but only someone making a poor cosplay job. Does this happen here? Honestly, didn’t feel like it to me. Everyone looks good enough, in fact I’d say they nailed the characters’ looks. My only problem would be only with overacting, which seems to be a problem with japanese movies in general; especially those who are not realistic. Still, the exaggerated moments are more cringe than irritating, it might ruin your focus for a brief moment, but during the key moments the acting was just fine. Personally, I had no trouble seeing the characters in the actors, their essence, demeanor, has been preserved. Fumika Shimizu, for example, did a good job as Touka and so did Masataka Kubota in playing Kaneki; had those two characters been ruined then it would make no sense to watch. Except for one or two edgy scenes, which the actors are not to blame anyway, the cast does a decent job in giving life to the characters.
If the story and acting are okay and the visuals, with all their issues, are not so off-putting, then I think it’s fair to give this adaptation a pass. The essence of the original work was kept, at least that’s how it feels for me. In the end it’s all subjective, but I had a good time watching this and therefore feel free to recommend to others. Now, if you want to get into Tokyo Ghoul I don’t think this movie is a bad choice, but you should be aware it does not retain the quality and complexity of the source material. I have been into Tokyo Ghoul for quite a while now, had the chance to follow the manga and see the series end for good and I don’t really feel ashamed to say I enjoyed this; definitely will never be as good as the source material, but I wouldn’t be so quick to call it trash as some would, there’s definitely some potential for fun here. I picked this movie as a joke and had a rather pleasant surprise. It’s has good action paired with an interesting premise, it was entertaining. As far as live adaptations go, I think this one is pretty decent if you’re not expecting the new state-of-the-art.
Original Language ja
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Drama, Fantasy
Director Kentarô Hagiwara
Writer Sui Ishida, Ichirô Kusuno
Actors Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini, Cooke Anamorphic Lenses
Film Length N/A
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Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A