Friday, July 22, 2011
Fantastic Short Film Friday - Rolling Bomber (live-action)
And we are back with another installment in our Fantastic Short Film Friday series, as we continue to showcase films released in the "lesser" known form of cinema- the short film.
This week we have for you a wonderful piece for anyone who grew up watching or even has a passing knowledge of the Powers Ranger TV show or other Super Sentei shows (i.e. hero's in costumes battling rubber suited villains). Here is a 7-minute action comedy short called, Rolling Bomber from filmmaker, Tetsuya Nakashima. The cliched hero's journey is one where the hero grows up as an outcast and must cast off his inhibitions and insecurities in order to save the world and become the hero he always knew he could be. Thankfully this one's a spoof and throws those conventions on their heads.
Starring J-Pop superstar Katori Shingo, this is the story of a young man who gets attacked by a group of super powered hero's who believe he's destined to destroy the world. Each and every day they attack him trying to defeat him as he cries that it's all a misunderstanding. However, as the young man continues to question who he really is, what he's meant to be, maybe these superhero cliche speaking jerks aren't so far from the truth.
Check this out if you're in the mood to laugh your head off. It's a truly funny play on conventions and will have any fan of the Power Rangers heaving in fits of cheesy laughter. This is the kind of crazy stuff that could only come out of Japan. Enjoy this weeks dose of short form goodness in, Rolling Bomber.