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Film ● Mini-Review: The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill

English Title: The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill

Japanese Title: ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋

Director(s): Eguchi Kan

Screenwriter(s): Yamaura Masahiro & Eguchi Kan

Released: 2021

Runtime: 2h 11m


The Fable: The Killer Who Doesn’t Kill (ザ・ファブル 殺さない殺し屋)

● Akira and Yoko are still living the quiet life as ordered. But this film is a bit more personal. The assassins are targeting particular individuals and so Akira and Yoko are more personally invested in what is going on. This is a natural progression from the previous film as we see Akira develop as a person who is not always deadpan.


● Again, like the previous film, it is not constant black comedy. The pacing is steady, it can be tightened a little but it is not bad. As described above, the plot is more focused, so it doesn’t have the energy or fun as the first film. Despite all that, it is still an enjoyable film.


● The production, which is solid, is comparable to the previous installment.


Hit man Suzuki (Ando Masanobu) and “Yoko” (Kimura Fumino) facing off…
Hit man Suzuki (Ando Masanobu) and “Yoko” (Kimura Fumino) facing off…


This mini-review is part of the collection for Taken clones and derivatives.

 

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