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Big Man Japan

3 Ratings: 2.0
A movie directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto

BIG MAN JAPAN is an outrageous portrayal of an original superhero. As Big Man Japan, Daisato inherited the role of defending Japan against a host of bizarre monsters. He receives high-voltage electroshocks which transform him into a stocky, stick-wielding … see full wiki

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Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto
2 reviews about Big Man Japan
review by . February 18, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Hilariously awesome in that super-odd and super-endearing sort of Japanese way, "Big Man Japan" is the monster movie that we've all been asking for; and the mockumentary that we never thought we'd see. The Japanese have always been known for their weird cultural aspects, and "Big Man Japan" wants to create a satire out of Japanese politics and culture; but in a non-offensive way. In fact, "Big Man Japan" does not aim to offend; it simply wants to make us laugh. …
review by . October 17, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Daisato is an ordinary guy, divorced and living in squalor in a small house, taking care of his senile grandfather and trying to make ends meet by carrying on the family business. As it turns out, the family business involves electrocuting themselves until they turn into a gigantic superhero to protect Japan against a whole host of huge marauding monsters. Once revered as national heroes, the latest generation "Big Man Japan" is barely tolerated, and needs to tattoo brand names of sponsors on his …
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