Twentieth Century Boys
Time Out says
Could the organisation’s reclusive leader be the same strange kid they wouldn’t allow to join their gang all those years ago? And did they really foresee the destruction of Tokyo by a giant robot in a book of sketches they drew at the time? The answers are pretty obvious, but the movie buries us in repetitive exposition and redundant flashbacks long before we get to the moderately spectacular finale. The ideas are fun, there are some striking design ideas (the villain’s commonplace-yet-freaky mask), yet the clogged storytelling just doesn’t make enough of them. Shame.
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