Friday, August 12

[Movie Review] Erased 只有我不存在的城市

Satoru Fujinuma (Tatsuya Fujiwara 藤原竜也), a struggling manga artist and part-time pizza delivery man, experiences a strange phenomenon “Revival”. When he is about come to harm, he finds himself sent back several minutes in time before the fateful incident actually occurs.

A few days later, Satoru's mother, who witnessed an attempted abduction, is murdered. The police suspects Satoru, but he experiences “Revival” again when he is about to get arrested. This time, he is brought back to his childhood 18 years ago - days before the abduction-murder case of his classmate Kayo Hinazuki. A 29-year-old trapped in a 10-year-old’s body, Satoru is convinced that the two murders are linked to the same perpetrator, and begins his investigation.

Watched Erased 只有我不存在的城市 with church pals last night! Decided to catch this film because it was adapted based on bestselling award-winning manga and anime! My favourite lead actor - Tatsuya Fujiwara 藤原竜也 was in it as well!

Personally, this film had a refreshing plot which keep me in good suspense. Though it may appear rather slow-paced, the build up and progression of each scenes are nicely depicted.

With an inexplicable ability, Satoru is able to travel back and forth between present and past, gathering clues each time in order to make things right. It seems confusing but actually it's not if you are observant enough.

This movie had an unexpected turn-out towards the finale. Honestly, it never come across my mind that such tragic will happen. The movie title says it all "Erased 只有我不存在的城市" and that came to my realisation on its finale - He is actually there to stop the murders and save the people He loves.

Oh well, should I watch the anime?

Ratings: 3.6 / 5