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Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinz live in a seedy tenement in a burnt-out, gang-and cockroach-ridden dystopian metropolis. Following a scooter accident, Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half-human and half-Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet. Based on the comic series by Guillaume "Run" Renard and stunningly animated by ultra-hip Studio 4°C, MFKZ is a wild, action-packed mashup of anime, sci-fi and hip-hop influences, featuring the voices of Michael Chiklis, Giancarlo Esposito, Dascha Polanco, RZA, Vince Staples and Danny Trejo.
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Common Sense Says
Ultraviolent dystopian anime offers style over substance.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that MFKZ (titled Mutafukaz in other countries) may be animated, but it's definitely not for kids. This gritty, mature adaptation of French artist Guillaume "Run" Renard's graphic novel has tons of chaotic gun violence (including blood and gore) and strong language in practically every line of dialogue. The body count is ridiculously high, usually due to gunshot wounds, although car crashes and collapsing structures occasionally result in casualties, too. And some of the violence is close up and very bloody. Characters spew "motherf----r" and "f--k" in nearly every scene, as well as "s--t," "a--hole," "d--k," "pendejo," "ass," and more. There's also cigarette smoking and some drinking, as well as cleavage-baring outfits and jokes about a buxom character. The movie's nonstop violence and language overwhelm its fairly thin (and confusing) plot, but it's exactly the sort of film that some teens will want to see because of its slacker-cool main character and grimy, anti-establishment overtones.
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- Genre:Action, Sci-Fi
- Release Date:October 11, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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