Yakuza Apocalypse (2015) Yayan Ruhian, Lily Franky, Hayato Ichihara, Pierre Taki Movie Review

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Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

The Fighting Frog

Kamiura is one of the yakuza bosses and many believe he is invincible. But what very few know is that he is in fact a vampire who survives on the blood of prisoners kept in a basement. But one day assassins are sent to kill Kamiura, doing so by cutting off his head. But before he dies he manages to bite his assistant Kageyama and in doing so passing on the vampire blood to him. But with Kageyama now a vampire Yakuza it leads to a surprising chain of events with Kageyama forced to fight a variety of assassins for a mysterious leader.

"Yakuza Apocalypse" is quite possibly one of the wackiest movies, what other movie can you have a vampire Yakuza boss, a fighting frog with hypnotic eyes, a man for a beak for a mouth, belly button eruptions and a giant frog costume. Seriously this is one weird movie, I might even go as far to say it is an acid trip of a movie when it comes to how out there it gets with someone clearly allowing their imagination to run wild and go where ever it wants.

Yet truth be told, whilst I am not entirely sure whether I understood what was going on in "Yakuza Apocalypse" I have to say in its strangeness it is definitely entertaining. Come on, how can a frog costume doing martial arts not be entertaining. And what one of the boss fire gunk from their ears well it makes you laugh and cringe. And that is what "Yakuza Apocalypse" does, it makes you laugh yet shocks you at the same time.

What this all boils down to is that if you enjoy wacky movies then "Yakuza Apocalypse" for all its randomness is going to be fun. But I reckon I could watch half a dozen times and never truly understand what is going on.