If you’re at all familiar with the previous work of Yoshihiro Nishimura, you should feel right at home here. Similar to X-Men, the story follows an individual named Rin, who on her 16th birthday is informed by her parents that she is a mutant. After beign discovered by other mutants they form a squad and fight the anti-mutant agencies that are out to get them. The plot moves, the effects are great and nothing is way too serious, everything has a silly edge. Basically, they accomplished what they set out to do with this film. There is some substance to be found here, but keep in mind that she is being pursued by cops that wear machine guns on their noses. If you like films like Tokyo Gore Police or Machine Girls this film is for you. If not stay away.
At this point, I thought I had seen everything in terms of gore, however, the 3 Japanese filmmakers were able to demonstrate a crazy inventiveness that goes above and beyond their kind. In the last paragraph I reference X-Men, so you are probably wondering about their powers. Well, unlike X-Men, Mutant Girls Squad are extremely wacky. The main superpower is that Rin can mutate her appendages into sharp scales that can be used to strike a foe. But despite increased resources and exuberant energy you get nagging deja vu feeling since there are so many films like this being made. In addition to Rin’s powers, we also get an ability to extrude a chainsaw from the tail end of her digestive tract. How’s that for entertainment value?
Mutant Girls Squad undoubtedly holds the title for the most unique film so far this year. This film is a ride in total absurdity. Its a wild over the top film that makes fun of so many things its hard to say what they all are- and besides why tell you since you’ll want to see this for yourself. Also of note, this film comes to you from the relatively new distribution arm Sushi Typhoon, which we hope to work with soon in the future. Back on topic, the film does lose a bit of momentum, espeically blending into the second act, and you may begin to worry that it peaked too early. Those reservations can go to bed early because even though the effect are cheesy, the weirdness continues throughout the film. It’s like a porno without the sex!
In summary, it doesn’t differ to much from other movies like this in the genre. However, that could be a good thing. Mutant Girls Squad is everything a film from this zone should be. Cheesy CG, campy music, and lots of blood and gore. The directors have worked together before, and it’s obvious that they all love this genre; so I expect more and more of these films to come. Also, as embarassing as it is to say, all the mutant girls are incredibly gorgeous yet unforgettably deformed.