Never let it be said we won’t watch some insane random thing out of some vestigial sense of self preservation. Here, we sit down together to watch a tokusatsu film, which probably doesn’t directly translate to “All Power Rangers-y” but might as well. Mechanical Violator Hakaider is a stoic, boring Judge Robocopinator of a weird future, and boy oh boy, is he ever bulletproof.
As someone who actually is a Tokusatsu fan, firstly I am so sorry you had to watch Mechanical Violator Hakaider. No, even among the genre of inherently goofy Japanese transforming superhero shows it is not good.
Personally I don’t think it ever had a chance, Hakaider was originally a villain from a show called Kikaider, which is one of those influential series that made a big splash without also really being any good. Going full on goofy with the visuals was probably the closest it could get to being good, but as you’ve both learned the hard way it’s still a far cry from it.
However! I can partially put to bed one of your questions: In the Original Hakaider was a robot who had a dude’s brain put into him to help him think. Assuming Hakaider is the same in this movie that means that he’s a robot with fleshy bits to help process stuff.
I hope this information is totally superfluous and you never have to think of this franchise ever again.
I gotta say, I’m with Jon. Well done steak with ketchup on it is great. I hate steak otherwise.
Tonkatsu is delicious fried pork in gravy. Similar to the oriental friend whole pig festival extravaganza at cheese dudes.
Jon, you are right, well done steak smothered in ketchup is ruining a steak, and if a woman loves you enough to do that to a piece of delicious meat, she is the one.
Also, 21st century analog Jesus is my favorite Bad Religion song. 😉
Is it just me or does the philosophy of this movie sound down right Nietzchean?
Also while I prefer a medium rare, General US Grant liked his practically burnt. Fun fact for you.