finally finished watching 私は貝になりたい
nakai's acting was.... -.-;;
i cannot say it's bad, but it's too over.
and after all the jokes that everyone made, i couldn't really watch the movie in SERIOUS mood.
it's supposed to be a sad movie, but.... i keep wanting to laugh when i saw him screaming 'KENBOUUUUU'
and his own stupid joke of the movie during the concert, 実は私は貝になりたくないよ～ somewhat kept repeating in my head. idiotttt. lol
story was in the perspect of a japanese who do not want to fight in a war.
when people thought of world war 2, they will think of japanese as a whole wanted to fight and wanting to conquer the world, but this movie is trying to show otherwise.
about people who do not want to fight in the war. about HUMANE japanese (ok this sounds wrong, but then again it's correct in a sense)
anyway, spoilers ahead, please skip if u want to watch the movie.
the story is about this barber (nakai) who thought he didn't have to enlist in the army cos of his crippled leg but apparently it proved otherwise.
and during training in the war, his team was asked to search for an american plane that crashed near the mountains so that they can capture those americans who survived as POW.
so they found the americans and because they couldn't communicate with the americans, (and with the order from the most superior saying that 'do whatever is appropriate at that time after u capture them') they decided to kill the POWs.
and they chose nakai and his friend to kill the POW because they were the lousiest in the team.
but nakai sort of gave up at the end because he had no guts to kill the american (but the american died cos of injuries in the end).
and so the war ended and japan lost the war. nakai thought everything was back in peace so he continued working in his barber shop happily until one day the military police came and captured him on the charge of killing POW during the war.
so the trial began and he was sentenced to execution.
he tried appealing but didn't work and so in the end he was executed.
something which i thought was nonsense was that why was there a charge when someone killed POWs (americans in this context) during a war?
it's a WAR right?
after the war still kena charged very ????
the americans charged the japanese for killing their POWs, does that mean that americans didn't kill any of the japanese POWs at all?
it's like... unfair.
anyway, i dunno la, maybe they really never kill the japanese POWs...
even though i dun agree that damn big psychotic criminals who LOVE to kill people can be let off scot free, but then again, it's war... i dun believe there's no angmoh who is NOT psychotic to be happily killing people away...
and during the trial, the americans were like accusing nakai of not refusing to kill the POW, so they treat it as he WANTED to kill the POW out of his own accord.
something which i thought ang moh will never understand about asian culture is that they think everyone is like them, want to refuse then can refuse. (bad memories here)
given that japan has a rather INFLEXIBLE culture, when the superior say 1, u cannot say 2. so it's either the POW die or nakai die. of cos given a normal situation, nakai (who had a family to go back to) chose to 'kill' the POW instead right? and given that he's already a coward who can't hold a rifle properly, would he even have the guts to say "NO, i'm going to appeal to the court that you make me kill the POW"? impossible.
so i think it's damn irritating that they insisted that if he never refused, that would mean that he wanted to kill the POW. it's like putting words in his mouth...
it's like forcing you to eat the cake which you dun like, but you ate it anyway (out of courtesy or whatever), but was said to WANT to eat it. ming ming jiu shi kena forced de what....
another thing which i'm quite bu shuang was that when nakama yukie was going around to ask people to sign petition for nakai to appeal for a lighter sentence, a lot of ppl refused because they believe that they ought to die cos they are the black sheep of the country/ to die in honour for the country. diao? black sheep i can understand la... but die in honour for the country?! imi nai.......
it won't hurt to sign a name there if you can save a life right????
but of cos there are nice people who tried all sorts of ways to help la...
anyway i was going to scream at the end of the movie because there's totally no relation to the title. until when nakai was hanged and FINALLY he said something in relaton to the title. lol.
storyline was not bad la, just nakai's acting.....................
(please stop complaining about sho's acting liao then) LOL.