Robogeisha is the story of dueling assassin geisha sisters, working for a large corporation that’s dedicated to wiping out Japan to create a new world order. One of their evil plots is to kidnap local women and brain wash them into being assassin geisha. Pretty Ho-hum stuff due to the fact that I’ve seen this plot come around a lot lately but Robogeisha handles the material surprisingly smooth. The latest effort from the crew behind films like Machine Girl, Tokyo Gore Police and Vampire Girl Versus Frankenstein Girl, you pretty much have to know going in exactly what you’re going to get with RoboGeisha. Instead of fountains of blood flying from combatants we get slapstick humor, insane ideas on what body parts can be weaponized, and buildings that bleed when smashed to pieces. It is all quirky odd stuff that you have grown to love from these types of films.
The Tengu Twins are oddly sexy; pretty funny at times; over the top and you never quite know what to expect. I don’t believe a lack of authentic fighting won’t necessarily bother fans of these outlandish jamborees. Big downside is the special effects. CGI blood is never cool and it’s used here way too often. Nonetheless, if you’ve got a taste for gonzo Japanese film making, Robogeisha hits the spot nicely.
Switching back to its faults, it is an ugly looking film. It’s effects are limited by it’s thin budget, but the movie is meant to look the way it does, adding to it’s charm. Robogeisha is by no means a failure of a film as it’ll make you laugh out loud at regular intervals, and the complete absurdity of the film has to be seen to be appreciated. Sadly these elemnts don’t result in a concrete score higher than a B.
So if you want to see this movie just remember that I reccommend it and that it involves a geisha. But this isn’t your grandma’s geisha. Sure, she’s pretty, but she also has a sword that shoots out of her ass; she stabs men in the eyes with fried shrimp; she has a chainsaw mouth; she transforms into a car; she scalds people with her breast milk; and, presumably, she eats old people’s medicine. If you’re not sold yet, I’ll go on record by stating this film had one of the most one of the most mind-bending movie battles of all time. Thumbs up.