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I have to admit that there really hasn't been very much as of late, movie wise, that has gotten me really excited. Well, except for the news of a possible new American made Godzilla movie, Duncan Jones' "Moon" and this weeks release of "The Fourth Kind", that is.
Another film that makes my very short list, is the Japanese sci fi/action movie, directed by Mamoru Oshii, entitled "Assault Girls", which stars Meisa Kuroki, Rinko Kikuchi and Hinako Saeki as three intergalactic bounty hunters who are hired to do battle with gigantic sand-worms on a war-torn planet.
The film just looks friggin awesome! The trailer just blew me away honestly.
"Assault Girls" looks like a real special effects bonanza, with great CGI work, but not in a typical "Hollywood CGI cluster f**k" way, like "Transformers".
It is a real joy to see how the Japanese sci fi film industry, and other Asian film industries honestly, have made major strides in movie making over the past decade. Their use of creative story-telling, and computer generated effects, have put the regions fantasy films on the top of the heap.
Are they as good as Hollywood's sci fi and fantasy blockbusters? Well, maybe not yet, but they are catching up fast for certain.
In fact, they are making such an impact, that Hollywood, yes Hollywood, is now looking east for movies to copy..... well, they have been for some time now really. That's why "Assault Girls" was pursued by an unnamed Hollywood entity before it was even in the can.
So, though "Assault Girls" may not be widely released here in America, you can look forward (?) to a Hollywood clone version sometime in the not too far future.
Here's the film's plot:
In "Assault Girls" the three sexy hunters, Gray, Lucifer and Colonel, land on a remote desert planet that has been destroyed by giant worms called Suna Kujira (sand whales). Their quest is to kill the largest, and most deadly of the species, the dreaded Madara Suna Kujira (spotted sand whale). With an arsenal of various weapons at their disposal the three intergalactic big game hunters enter into a game of hunter vs hunted. Only which is which?
Still wondering what all the hype is about? Then check out these newly released publicity stills from "Assault Girls":
See Also: Hollywood Was After Oshii's 'Assualt Girls' Before It Was Even Finished / A New Kick Ass Trailer For Mamoru Oshii's 'Assault Girls' / Meisa Kuroki Struggles With English During Assault Girls Voice Recording / Meisa Kuroki, Rinko Kikuchi And Hinako Saeki Go Sand Worm Hunting In Assault Girls