ponedeljek, 23. januar 2017

Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot (2015)

aka They Call Me Jeeg Robot

Slo naslov: -
Angleški naslov: They Call Me Jeeg Robot
Država: Italija
Jezik: Italijanščina
Leto: 2015
Dolžina: 112',  Imdb
Žanri: Akcija, Komedija, ZF
Slo recenzija: Primorski dnevnik
Režija: Gabriele Mainetti
Scenarij: Nicola Guaglianone, Menotti
Igrajo: Claudio Santamaria, Luca Marinelli, Ilenia Pastorelli, Stefano Ambrogi, Maurizio Tesei, Francesco Formichetti, Daniele Trombetti, Antonia Truppo


The film is a strange and anti-hero transposition of a very popular animated manga cartoon in the 80's called Steel Jeeg. Here, a young outlaw (Enzo) is somehow affected by radioactive waste in the Tiber waters in Rome. He subsequently finds out he has gained super powers and interprets them as a reward for never having managed to enter the criminal world that counts. The inside joke reveals itself when Enzo meets Alessia, who believes the charming hero is the personification of the hero in the cartoon she used to watch.


Italy finally has its very own superhero, and his capacity for mixing social critique with heroic feats is boundless. Gabriele Mainetti’s thoroughly enjoyable, surprisingly plangent and gritty “They Call Me Jeeg” features a two-bit criminal loser who stumbles upon his powers, Toxic Avenger-style (without the deformity), and learns to care about humanity thanks to a traumatized woman who’s convinced he’s the Japanese manga character Steel Jeeg. Mainetti may be a novice helmer but there’s no trace of the beginner here, with style and execution earning top marks along with modest yet well-handled f/x. The real standout, though, is how he combines superhero tropes with Italian social and political ills, making “Jeeg” a likely cross-generational sleeper hit following a projected February opening. Offshore chances look promising. (Jay Weissberg, Variety)


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