Let’s go fly a Kite


When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the apparent help of his ex-partner, who keeps a secret.

Under usual circumstances, the words “live-action anime adaptation” would cause me to skip watching a preview, but Kite is an unusual case. It’s been a year since famed b-movie directed David R. Ellis died, and before his death, Kite was slated to be his next project, starring Samuel L. Jackson, who is apparently a very big fan of the source material. Well, Jackson has stuck with the project, with director Ralph Ziman taking over for Ellis, and that brings us to the preview. It’s not bad. A colourful, flashy, bloody revenge movie with at least a couple of clever touches. It isn’t really my thing, but I think I may have to watch it just to see if it’s any good, and if it isn’t, what it might have been under Ellis’s guidance.

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