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Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Movie Trailer Is Simply Splendid

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trailer is one of those that is so overtly silly, so over the top, that it cannot help but be charming. Featuring snappy suits, seething tension, and impossible hair, Phoenix Wright carries with it a sort of offbeat charm that, should the stars align, looks to have the potential to buck the trend of terrible video game movies. The dialogue is entirely in Japanese, but have no fear: even with zero understanding of the language, the trailer is plenty enjoyable. I can only assume that "Yee-Yadi!"(?) is the Japanese equivalent of "objection." Partly this has to do with context - there's a notable lack of music, as though to alert the viewer that something dramatic is about to happen - though mainly it's to do with the juxtaposition of the pointed finger and intense features that positively scream, "I am a man of purpose, and I will not stand for this s**t."

Despite my good-natured jabs at Japan, they do "weird" like no one else. Yes, we westerners may delve into the surreal, the trippy, and the "i have a video camera and eight tabs of LSD; let's roll" oddness, Japan has a signature style of strange that simply cannot be emulated. For that, my friends in the Land of the Rising Sun, I salute you. In the words of a thousand stereotypes, "Thanks bringing for bountiful laughter time =^..^= "

7 Comments

ringoxcore said:

oh hiroki bb...you peaked like 5 years ago. its ok tho, you still sex on wheels.

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CPFace said:

Interesting that it seems like they're just going to act out the story of the first game. Really cool to see the characters in the flesh and the odd computery stuff going on. I'd watch it.

Shin Gallon said:

The fact that Takeshi Miike is directing this gives me great hope.

Gamescook said:

Looks like a cheap fan project, have to say.

Poltergasm said:

That looked awesomely ridiculous and now I must see it. But the crucial question is... Is Gumshoe in it?!

Purplerose said:

Lotta freakin' Hart. Can't wait for the fan-sub.

Garrick said:

It's "igiari" (something like "there's an objection!").
At any rate, it's certainly looking promising so far; the character designs for AA are...special, to say the least, and I admire/pity whatever soul was tasked with transmuting those designs into live action. It does look closer to the source material than the Takarazuka production a couple years back, but that raises the crucial question: will this movie have singing? (If not, I will be required to make terrible AMVs of it with the songs from the musical project.) I've often wondered what they're actually doing in these games when some "evidence" is shown, so I guess the floaty holograms are as good an explanation as any.
@Poltergasm: You can see a Gumshoe at about 1:19 into the trailer. He's identifiable by the plaster on his face, although they appear to have de-bear-ified him for some reason :(

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