/slash 2016 – Day 11: They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)

they-call-me-jeeg-robotThey Call me Jeeg Robot
Italy 2015
Written by Nicola Guaglianone & Menotti
Directed by Gabriele Mainetti
Watched on 02.10.2016

In the last couple of years, the supporter-exclusive secret society screenings were rather mediocre (“Raze”, “13 Sins”, “Klown”), and “They Call Me Jeeg Robot” continued that trend. It was definitely nice to see another superhero movie that’s not from Hollywood, and even though I wasn’t blown away by it, I wish that more countries would to that, and break Hollywood’s monopoly on said topic (like Japan with their “Hentai Kamen”-movies). Anyway, getting an Italian interpretation of this topic was definitely nice. It had a couple of very funny moments. The music reminded me of “Man of Steel” (and yes, whatever you may think of the movie itself, but that’s a good thing, and meant as a compliment). The acting was pretty good, the direction solid, and the production value pleasantly high. My favorite thing about the movie, however, was (almost) everything around Alessia, who definitely was the most interesting character for me. Unfortunately, the movie certainly had its problems. The way they handled the rape was rather disgusting, the fridging of a certain character extremely disappointing, and the fact that out of all the characters of the movie, it had to be the bad guy (who was portrayed as despicable) who enjoyed himself with transvestites, is questionable at best. The finale also was a little disappointing. And, like so many other /slash-movies this year, it again was a tad too long. All in all, though, it was quite entertaining, and a nice finale to this year’s festival.


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1 Response to /slash 2016 – Day 11: They Call Me Jeeg Robot (Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot)

  1. Pingback: Lo chiamavano Jeeg Robot [They Call Me Jeeg] (2015) | kalafudra's Stuff

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