I’ve just watched….well was sort of “forced” to watch (・д・`*)！！！。。what was one of the most frightening and yet hilarious but oh so scary movies ever!!!!
It seems for centuries upon centuries while the male has always been more or less the aggressor, it’s however the female~* who’s much more competitive, likely to plot against her fellow sex and just look simply hotter!!! while embracing a sword………….okay I just made that up completely (*≧▽≦)♪！。。。and yet isn’t there at least a tinny bit of truth~* there? 😛
While one can imagine a match between Aichan and Manoeri going head~to~head, mano~a~mano 😄 would be most dynamic or maybe cute♥?…I mean I just can’t imagine Manoeri attacking anyone with any sort of force well…….unless someone messes with her prized “Mano~Keyboard” which she keeps with her always…(^q^)!
And we all remember what occurred when even the sweetest of minds came in contact with a bokken…..
U~n! even Rikachan went a little “Musashi” then, even if for only a moment XD. Funny even the master swordsman, scholar and most brilliant mind~* of Miyamoto Musashi opted for a bokken for his most famous duel vs. Sasaki Kojiro upon Ganryu Island….and was it really carved out of an oar like the Taiga drama♥ depicted??? :O
Simply epic~* and legendary and a moment in time which I think many would have liked to have witnessed in person.
Enter in a new breed of duel, one fought in modern day! “2LDK” and “Aragami” were born from a most amazing idea of having two directors film competing movies with limited resources and just one week to shoot completely!! While the obvious obstacles and challenges presented themselves in most profound ways, both director Kitamura Ryuhei (of “Versus”, “Alive” and “Azumi” fame~*!) and director Tsutsumi Yukihiko forged mini masterpieces with running times of just 80 minutes and 70 minutes respectfully. And while Kitamura’s “Aragami” combined the folklore of the “God of Battle” with a scene set in old Japan with most spectacular~* results!!! (both films are most recommended but not for the faint of heart I must add!!) “2LDK” will be in the spotlight~* today for it’s the connection between girls, idols and models with the theme of duel on our minds which I hope to present although briefly as I would hate to have an abundance of spoilers taking away from the film in any way (ノロ≦。)！
“2LDK” and “Aragami” would screen for a lucky select audience with a final vote held just after their showings back then, and while “Aragami” would pull out ahead and be declared the winner as Kitamura’s mastery of action filming impressed so much, still much can be said about “2LDK”‘s no holds barred take on dark~comedy coupled with a most horror filled twist of fate.
To be clear, “2LDK” isn’t simply a duel between roommates taking place on a single home set, but rather it entails some of the most creative horror mayhem I’ve ever witnessed (゜Д゜;)！！！！。。and just to whet your interest perhaps in wanting to see this short film the basic storyline delves into the minds of two roommates after each has auditioned for a single available spot for the same movie. So now you can see the theme of girl’s competitiveness, and the act of going “Musashi” on someone even when you reside with them XD! The term “Going Musashi” here of course being very much tongue~in~cheek, just lots of tongue♥, tongue everywhere lol okay that was another joke (。ーωー。)！。。。as some of that is part of a completely different sort of movie I suppose (*´艸`)。
A large aspect of the brilliance of “2LDK” is in the director choosing to have both roommates’ thoughts heard by the viewer throughout the film and in the above example (actual dialog from the film I might add (・o・)！！）、the clouds represent their truthful thoughts versus what each is actually playing along to say in the straight bubbles and it’s this sort of dark humor and slicing sarcasm and girl cat~fight~like behavior which lends to their conversations and interactions within their home escalating!!! And to be able to hear each of their true thoughts, just purely brilliant (note: the thought and dialog bubbles were just added by me as in the film itself each is audibly heard instead in a clear sense of what is being spoken or thought to oneself so no bubbles for sure XD.)….
For what is thought to oneself and not said to another can lead to so much chuckling~* for an audience and I’ve made a point not to touch upon the very best here.
As the deep dislike of one another stemming at first from the audition for a single movie role at stake which both are seeking, is but a simple backdrop to what girls really grow to fight about…lol okay not all of us as I surely would never never never partake in such activities as these two end up doing (*≧m≦)！！！！Becoming territorial (・д・`*)。。
..where even your “shared” refrigerator becomes a mark of what’s yours and what’s mine (it was quite funny to see each single egg and item in the refrigerator marked with either girls first “initial” so the other won’t eat it, well isn’t supposed to eat :O), phone messages are tampered with with only bad intentions, bath luxuries and shampoos are off limits to one another and yet used carelessly, precious keepsakes are endangered/ destroyed, loud music is played to annoy the other, insults are thrown…..everyday household items become weapons (yes! and even that samurai sword display you see aside in their living room takes part of the intense creativity this film brings!)…….the use of each others belongings begins to occur openly…..not cleaning your hair out of the bathtub drain becomes an issue…..and it’s all so scary and yet amusing although frightening takes over before long as the film progresses, let the mind games begin from the simple and tedious to completely sinister ( `_)乂(_’ )！！！！！
This is very much a horror movie, the horrors of when girls go “Musashi” @ one another (ノロ≦。)。
..frightening stuff for sure with an ending irony~* all its own.
Recommended viewing for only the brave and not for the faint of heart!~