Deddo sushi (2012)

Plot Overview

Keiko, daughter of a famous sushi chef, runs away from home and takes a job as a waitress at a rural inn. President Komatsu and employees of his pharmaceutical company come to stay and bully her, while a former researcher wants to get revenge on Komatsu using a serum that brings the dead back to life.

Review

We are introduced to our lead, Keiko, as she is working at her father’s sushi restaurant. He’s a legendary sushi chef, but she’s just not that good. He trains her in martial arts to rid her of her femininity, but she can’t take it any longer and runs away from home.

She finds a job at an inn, where she appears to not be doing so well either. The employees of Komatsu Pharmaceuticals come to stay after hearing about their sushi, but when Keiko berates them for not really understanding sushi they get into a fight – and her martial arts training comes in handy.

While this is going on, Yamada – a former employee of Kamatsu Pharmaceuticals – is plotting his revenge on the company. He injects a serum into a dead squid which then flies off and bites the sushi, bringing them back to life and then infecting the other sushi. And when I say the sushi come back to life, I mean:

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Yeah. The film is just a little insane. You should sorta know what you’re getting yourself into when you’re watching a film about zombie sushi though. It’s pretty much what you’d expect, especially from Japan. It’s pretty crazy, random and over the top. The CGI is terrible, but it’s not really an issue. The cast and characters don’t take it too seriously and have fun with it. The camera work is nicely done, reminiscent of typical martial arts films but a little more playful. It’s a nice looking film too, with a nice colour palette.

Summary

It’s not a great film and I didn’t find it overly hilarious, but it was a fun enough watch. It’s a little too ‘entertainment for entertainment’s sake’ for me and there’s not really much going on beneath the surface. My favourite part of the whole film was probably when the zombie sushi turn on the egg sushi; I thought that was hilarious. It pretty much does what it sets out to do though and is consistent in tone and silliness. As mentioned previously, it’s a film about zombie sushi and you should know what to expect from that, so it’s either going to appeal to you or it’s not.

Rating: 6/10

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