Rin is a bullied young high school student. Tormented by her peers to the point of suicide contemplation, Rin has had enough.
Rin is a bullied young high school student. Tormented by her peers to the point of suicide contemplation, Rin has had enough. At her breaking point, a stranger tells her to enjoy her last day as a human. She finds out what the mysterious messenger means later that night when her father reveals to her his mutation: gremlin-like pink squealing amoebas sprouting from his “hard nipples” and “pecker.” Before Rin can react to the plastic and disgusting image, an oppressive government militia, armed with nose guns, shoots her mother’s head right off and continues to attack the family. At this point, Rin realizes she has inherited a mutation herself. She switches into “Matrix” mode with her robotic claw hand and gives the gun noses a bigger challenge than they anticipated. After the episode, Rin discovers others of her kind and a female trio is established whose primary goal is to kick some serious nose-gun government butt.
“Mutant Girls Squad” is unlike any film you’ve probably ever seen. A gruesome (that’s an understatement) montage accompanies introductory credits, letting viewers know exactly what they are getting into. A man’s head is sliced bilaterally, another’s explodes, and brains are thrown in every direction, including toward the camera’s lens. The film combines melodramatic Kung Fu fighting and Japanese-style horror with a new age twist. The result is a shocking, hilarious and disturbing action-packed message on government repression.
On the one hand, directors Noboru Iguchi Yoshihiro Nishimura and Tak Sakaguchi create a lighthearted film through over-the-top fight scenes and comic book narrative and style. Contrarily, some scenes of the film reference serious topics depicted through sincere cinematography. When Rin contemplates slitting her wrists, the mood is completely serious. Shortly thereafter, it reverts to a comic style as Rin fantastically breaks the shackles of a hospital bed in a fit of short-lived and unexpected super human power. “Mutant Girls Squad” shifts between these two themes, heightening the element of surprise. The two perspectives shed light on the way oppressive tactics of the nose-gun government, a metaphor to any authority, can be viewed. Resent the tactics with grim seriousness or laugh in the face of their horrifying ridiculousness. In this way, the playful storyline parallels the struggles of the underrepresented, and in its own bloody manner, encourages something of a revolution.
The film must be praised for its ability to unite disparate genres into a single cohesive flowing form. Because of this diversity, “Mutant Girls Squad” will keep you watching whether you like it or not, guaranteed. There is a shock around every corner, whether it is a Kung Fu kick or an exploding head. Its outrageous plot twists and over-the-top blood spurting is both disturbing and brilliant. That said, the film is not for everyone. It is certainly not for young kids, despite the comic book setup and appeal. However, if you’re not queasy or five years old, “Mutant Girls Squad” is undoubtedly a work of art worth seeing, particularly in theaters. The unconventional everything of “Mutant Girls Squad” will create an unforgettable, unique and gripping storyline that stretches creative boundaries and leaves viewers with a new, fresh perspective. ?