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Bondesque assassin with a penchant for the ladies.,
This review is from: The Professional - Golgo 13 [VHS] (VHS Tape)Quite a good old romp, with some good bits and some bad bits. The animation sometimes leaves alot to be desired; especially in the car chase sequences, the frame rate is very low. However some of the set pieces are remarkable, like the bit where Golgo 13 has to sharpshoot through a skyscraper to hit his target. The computer animation at the finale, although unsophisticated by our 21st century standards, is ahead of the game for 1982 (see the glass shatter and marvel...).
The plot revolves on a tycoon's vengeful pursuit of the hitman that killed his son, and will do anything to exact revenge (even to give his son's widow over to the nefarious clutches of a twisted killer). The actions follows the mysterious Golgo 13 across continents as he tries to evade the government stooges sent by his nemisis while carrying out his contracts. Satisfying if not awe inspiring, this makes a welcome change from the usual mysoginist/demon wackiness you normally find (although this is no paragon of gender equality). The twist at the end is rather bizarre, though.