20th Century Boys – somebody realizing your evil prophecy
The first movie of the trilogy of live action “20th Century Boys”. The film is expected to be one of the biggest movie in Japanese film industry. Budget preparation is swallowed 6 billion yen, with 300 players. Also mentioned that this movie really showcases the manga story.
In the first few minutes, I was confused watching this movie, but after the next minute, I get very excited about watching this movie. I put it in the list of best japanese movies.
The story begins in 1963, of which 9 elementary students to make a special headquarters for their mission in the future. They even make their own logo. Kenji, a leader of the group make a plan to destroy the world. He writes in detail how to destroy the world, and ended in late 2000 with the end of the world.
Of course that scenario is only their imagination in childhood. But, not for one of them. One of them make that dream come true. Become a disaster.
Story skip to the next 28 years (1997), where Kenji attend the reunion with his school friends. They talk about a hot topics, namely the existence of a vicious virus that can kill rapidly until about the association of a mysterious cult led by one called Tomodachi by his followers. It turned out that all these incidents similar to the plan they had written on a child.
Until finally a kenji’s friend named Dongky killed, they work together to solve the mystery. But they are even suspected terrorists. They had to hide for 3 years in a cellar.
There are several plans made by the mysterious person. First, dissemination of the virus in San Francisco, the second in London, and the third in Osaka. Hundreds of people died from the virus. And even more tragic is the destruction of Haneda airport.
In addition, the members of this cult is very cruel. They do not allow a person who fails. If there are people who fail in their duties, they will kill him, burn him alive.
2 friends of Kenji had died, and left six others. They plan to stop the apocalypse that will be made by the cult, which will happen at the end of 2000. Can they do it?
20th Century Boys Details
Japanese Title: 20-Seiki Shonen
Other Title: 20th Century Boys
Directed by: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Genre: Fantasy / Mystery / Sci-Fi