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Hentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero review – Fantasia 2013 [Recommended]

hentai-kamen-movieHentai Kamen: Forbidden Super Hero / HK 変態仮面 / HK Hentai Kamen (2013)
Director: Yuichi Fukuda ; Screenplay: Yuichi Fukuda, Shun Oguri, Keisyu Ando
Cast: Ryohei Suzuki, Fumika Shimizu, Tsuyoshi Muro, Nana Katase, Takashi Tsukamoto

This is possibly one of the most hilarious movies I’ve ever seen or at least the most hilarious movie I’ve seen in the past three years of Fantasia. If you can handle seeing a near naked dude (who’s in amazing shape) smash his crotch into villains’ faces and even some crotch to crotch challenge shots then you’ll be in for one of the best super hero parodies ever. There are several well-executed references to Spider-Man in particular like the intro sequence and the swinging segment. When he puts the panties on his face, he inexplicably forms Spider-Man like eyepieces that conceal his eyes.

There is no nudity though (aside from bare butts) so this isn’t that kinky or perverted of a movie.  You will see near naked guys rubbing against each other and making effeminate poses. The various poses and movements that Hentai Kamen performs are absolutely hysterical (think Street Fighter 2’s Vega but amped up). The powers he has in relation to his parents’ fetishes is just brilliant stuff.

Surprisingly the story is quite good and well paced. The actors actually take their roles seriously. Hentai Kamen suffers defeat but realizes how to become stronger and it all flows in a surprisingly logical fashion leading up to the final battle. Sure it gets a bit predictable but it’s so well set up that you want to see it happen. Open-minded folks who can handle crotch jokes, bare bums and naked male bodies will have a blast watching this film. The Fantasia audience was riveted and laughed their asses off. I even saw a group of guys put on pink panties on their heads after the movie who posed for photos (who these guys were, where they got their panties and why they were posing for pictures are questions I do not have answers for). Obviously some people liked this movie a hell of a lot. I’ll be satisfied with buying the dvd which I hope someone will release. This film had me laughing almost the whole time. Highly recommended.

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Longtime fan of East Asian films. Former "movie reporter" on the music radio show / podcast "Beats From The East" broadcasted on Concordia University's CJLO 1690AM radio station in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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