My Mini Review of Tokyo Ghoul Live Action
“If you want something, you have to move forward without fear of getting hurt.”
Tokyo Ghoul is the most tragic story and if you didn’t cry even once, then dude, you don’t have a heart. After knowing that the most famous manga and anime is getting a live action, I literally fangirled with my sister! Plus, there’s Masataka Kubota as our very own Kaneki Ken! (I’ve been a huge fan of him since Death Note. Man, he’s a pretty good actor)
Tokyo Ghoul, written by Ishida Sui and directed by Shuhei Morita was one of the best movies of 2017 and still is by the way. At least for me it is. I’m sure you guys know what the story is about just to brief you all if you haven’t watched the anime or read the manga, it’s a dark fantasy action horror film (Yes, the perfect mixture) Tokyo Ghoul is set in an alternate reality where ghouls, individuals who can only survive by eating human flesh, live among the normal humans in secret, hiding their true nature to evade pursuit from the authorities.
Ken Kaneki, a normal college student who, after being taken to a hospital, discovers that he underwent a surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul after being attacked by his date, Rize Kamishiro who reveals herself to be a ghoul. This was accomplished by transferring Rize’s organs into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. Struggling with his new life as a half-ghoul, he must now adapt into the ghoul society, as well as keeping his identity hidden from his human companions.
The way the actors and actresses portrayed their characters were perfect and flawless. While watching the movie, I could really feel the emotions, the confusion of Kaneki Ken, the sadness…It’s been over two-three weeks now and I still haven’t been able to forget that movie because it was just too complete and satisfying till the end.
Each scene was kept as it was. I saw no changes and the timing of the scenes were downright.
You know the feeling you get after watching a pretty good movie with a pretty good ending? That’s how I felt at the very end. Of course, they couldn’t put everything from the anime in a 120 minutes movie but it’s evident that there will be a next part because this one was just the beginning. It was just the layout, the main plot which answered the five W’s. They cunningly kept the significant part a mystery which was another one of the things that I liked. The settings were exact too and the graphics were too good.
Hah, there’s not a thing that I didn’t like about this movie and I think they did a pretty good job in keeping the story-line as it was instead of mix-matching it.
Overall, I loved the movie and I would truly recommend it for all those who want to have a good watch on a Saturday night with buttered popcorn! Not to mention, my mom and dad loved the movie too so I guess it’s popular among youngsters and adults alike.
My Rating: 5/5
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