Yo Yo Girl Cop
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Well letís see, I actually had to watch this movie twice. You see the first time, I could not look away from the cover art and I missed the presentation entirely. Aya Matsuura, the star of the show graces the cover wearing a skirt that barely covers the naughty parts. I applaud this. But luckily I got past this, only by realizing that Aya wears said outfit though the entire movie.
As it begins we are introduced to Aya, who is in American custody due to an expired visa. The Americanís are deporting her back to Japan. However, the man who comes to claim her from the Japanese government is not what he seems. During the whole transaction we donít think much of this guy. Heís not much more then a gimpy government worker doing shit work. Aya immediately tries to escape and she kicks the ass out of everyone in the room. Except for the gimp.
Now that the gimp is alone with her, the truth is revealed. The gimp is actually a secret government agent, who wants to recruit this prisoner. Ayaís mom was a spy in the organization and she never knew that. The mom is currently in jail. The gimp tries to use this as leverage and tells her she will join the organization or she will never see her mom again. Problem is, Aya explains she hates her mom and doesnít really give a crap. She promptly leaves and the gimp is disappointed.
However, she is not on the streets of Japan for more then a day, when she realizes the place she was born in is completely foreign to her. She has no friends or family there because sheís been in American for over ten years. Out of sheer desperation she finds the gimp and agrees to join him. More out of boredom and loneliness then anything else.
Her first mission is to infiltrate a local high school. Apparently there is a website that tells people how to make bombs and such, basically an anarchistís cookbook if you will. The website also a countdown clock on it and they have no idea what itís counting down to, but you get the feeling itís bad. They donít know where the site came from, but they know it has something to do with the school. Hereís a clue guyís, check the frickiní IP address. Amateurs. Nevertheless they dress Aya in a short skirt and send her off to school.
She immediately gets sucked into the whole clique theme of most high schools. She quickly makes both friends and enemies. She knows the government has another operative in the school too, but she doesnít know who. She tries to track this site down without much luck. She finally gets her big break when she accidentally finds two guys in the chemistry department making bombs. A quick chase later, and one of them is in custody. Now all they have to do is convince him to talk, and everyoneís lifeís will be peachy.
I for one really enjoyed this movie. There was a lot of it that was really far fetched, but who cares? Itís a movie. You might get the impression from the trailers and art that this is a martial arts film. Itís not. Most of the fighting is done with matrix stop motion effects and itís clear these guys donít know Muay Thai from General Tsoís chicken. No, itís just a really good suspenseful drama.
I found the acting to be really good. The gimp kinda played two roles. He acted like a gimp when all the while heís really a secret agent. He pulled this off tremendously. And what can you say about Aya? Sheís beautiful and stunning and fits her role perfectly. The story in this movie was really good. There was a lot of cheesy elements, such as using a yo-yo as a weapon, but overall the film really worked.
Added: Thursday, August 02, 2007
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