You see that facial expression Mr Golgo 13 has on the box? Well, I hope you like it because he wears it for the whole movie. Yep, even during the plentiful offerings of sexy shenannigans, Mr Golgo 13 looks like he would prefer to be elsewhere, like maybe arranging his sunglasses in order for light resistance or something.
Despite the fact that us students would gladly take the sex over the sunglasses collection, Golgo 13 offers an excellent action packed romp with some of the most creative disco lighting I've ever seen in an animated feature. There's a car chase about half way through that must have took a detour through a really huge 1980s dance club or something because I saw flashing lights that day in colours I didn't even know existed.
Nevertheless, Mr Golgo 13 does like his action, because he gets plenty of it. I'm assuming he likes it anyway; his bored expression doesn't change but he just keeps on a-punchin'.
Whether he's piloting a motorboat with his feet or shooting through the window at what was intended to be a helicopter but due to the miracle of 80s computer animation ends up looking like a green, er, thing constructed by a child given energy drink followed by Play Doh
, Mr Golgo 13 delivers some action packed fun. Not to mention those Gold and Silver characters at the end who appear to be able to live forever unless they are brutally mutilated in unspeakable ways. Bullets? What harm could they do?
There's also a plot twist which pops up right at the end which is a genuinely good one. The film leads you to believe that the nature of the plot twist is slightly different to that of the one it ended up being. Or something. Damn, I have being spoiler-free.
Let's not forget the excllent soundtrack of course, which sounds like the composer had been forced to listen to the entire discography of The Human League and then asked to compose a film soundtrack on a cheap synthesizer.
So, from the sex scene set in front of a screen displaying the most surreal light patterns imaginable, to the man whose death is labelled as an 'accident' despite having a bullet hole in his face, Mr Golgo 13 delivers. I recommend to everyone who likes sex and guns.