20th Century Boys (2008) DvDrip.Avi.Good English Subtitles
The original title in Japanese is “20-seiki shônen: Honkaku kagaku bôken eiga”.
Genre: Adventure | Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10 (511 votes)
Language: Japanese with Good English Subtitles (Hardcoded)
Runtime: 140 minutes
Making live-action movies based on manga and comics seems to be a trend in japan. This live-action movie broke box office records in japan. It is an interesting and intense tale. Billed in Japan as “chapter 1, the beginning of the end”, it is the first of 2 films.
This story drifts backwards and forwards through time. It tells of Kenji and his childhood friends who in 1969 and 1970 formed a club, created a flag and something called the “Book of Prophecy”, the tale of a foul villain who seeks to destroy mankind. Jump ahead to the dawn of the 21st century where at a grammar school reunion they discuss a new cult with a symbol that mimics almost exactly their old club symbol. Additionally strange deaths are being reported around the globe and it looks like the Apocalypse is upon us. Things turn darker as members of their childhood group begin to die and it looks like the cult is very interested in Kenji's niece as the chosen one. As events begin to slide toward the end, events based exactly on the "Book of Prophecy" Kenji and his friends realize that some one they know is "Friend" (the head of the cult), and its up to them to stop the mad plans which look to wipe out mankind. Even at a bit over 2 hours long this film does not tell the whole story and as the ending credits roll at the conclusion of the movie there is the promise of a sequel (released in 2009 and soon to be uploaded here)