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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

The second part of a trilogy based on the manga by Naoki Urasawa is set in the year 2015, which is when the first film began, so we've come full circle. Unfortunately, it's even less entertaining than what came before. Part One had the childhood to adult mystery to fall back on. Last Hope has Kanna Endō, now grown, continuing the quest to unmask Tomodachi. Airi Taira plays Kanna and does well with what she's given, her male helpers equally so, but giving them three or four really great scenes in movie that runs for 139 minutes is too few, especially when the remainder of the time it plods along like a lame duck with a similar amount of comedy value attached.

2½ good luck charms out of 5

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