Wednesday, 1 August 2012

SPEC: Heaven (劇場版 SPEC ~天~) (2012)

It's definitely a Japanese scifi when the ending of the world is foretold in a Catholic prophecy while shadowy forces play out their Gambit Pileup. All while the personification of Walter Benjamin's Angelus Novus watches on.

Yet SPEC literally reverses the genre convention that protagonists are the aberrations in an otherwise normal universe populated by very normal human beings with their very mundane agendas.

Watch for: a crazy premise taken to its logical, absurdist extreme.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 1 August 2012.

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