ZO, is not a BAD movie. However, i have a hard time saying it's anything more then just...mediocre. I guess it was pretty decent for a Kamen Rider movie, but that's all i can really say. It just wasn't what i had gone in expecting it to be. I'd heard from a lot of people ZO was a good Kamen Rider movie, and it wasn't bad at all. But...Just not that good.
The movie has our protaginist, Masaru Aso, waking up...somewhere. He gets a message through telepathy telling him to protect Hiroshi Mochizuki, the son of the man who turned him into a...I want to say Cyborg, as that's what Showa riders were, but they never really said he was. In the flashback, it was said he was being turned into a Grasshopper.
|He's a pretty cool guy.|
One thing i think this movie succeeded in was design. Both the Kaijin and Rider designs were well done and likeable, i think. I personally am quite a fan of ZO's suit design, i think it looks very simple, yet it's that simple look that makes it look so cool.
|The design for Doras is one of my favorite among any Kamen Rider monster.|
All in all, If you're a Kamen Rider fan and want to start watching Showa series, but don't want to commit to a series right away, just dabble a bit and see what it's like, then i can highly recommend it you. If you're a Kamen Rider fan in general and want to watch this movie, i can also recommend it. If you're not a KR fan, then i would suggest steering clear of this film, as it will likely not appeal to you at all, as it offers very little to non-kamen rider fans.
This film wasn't anything great, but it wasn't anything bad either. It was watchable, and enjoyable for the most part. Well, this is the first review for Kamen Rider Week, here at JoekerStraightFlush, so look forward to what's to come next!