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YMMV / Kichiku Dai Enkai

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  • Eight Deadly Words: This reviewer points out that since the characters are largely unlikable, almost get no characterization/motivation and there's no single positive character in the film, most viewers will likely lose interest in what will happen to the characters rather sooner than later.
  • Padding: Most reviewers, even those who liked the film, agree that between minute 10 and minute 45 absolutely nothing happens and the movie is just pure boredom there.
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  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Character: Fujiwara is a neo-samurai katana-wielding Elective Mute and could make for a great hero, but many viewers pointed out that he's extremely underwritten and is never given any clear motivation.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: Many reviewers say that the premise of the film about a left-wing student group is great, but never is there anything done with it (the fact that it's a left-wing group only comes up once during a small piece of dialog).
  • Unfortunate Implications: Some reviews, like this and this speculate that the movie has an underlying anti-feminist message, reasoning that everything suddenly starts going downhill as soon as a woman (Masami) takes charge. Also that she seemingly has a castration fetish and has to die by getting her womb blown up gives ammunition to this line of thought. There's no other woman in the narrative to be compared to. This issue can't be discussed here any further.

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