Gyakuten Saiban / Ace Attorney

Surprisingly, this is a good adaptation from the video game of the same name. Without trying to be identical, this movie version added unique personalities for characters to make it realistic and acceptable in the realm of motion picture.

This movie focuses more on cases The Turnoabout Sister and The Turnabout Goodbye with some modifications. Any gamers who have played the game might find this movie is familiar but different at the same time. While retaining the same plot structure and not surprising outcome, this movie feels fresh by different personalities the characters had shown. Maya Fey is a little bit colder, unlike her counterpart from the game. Mr Red White has different appearance, Prosecutor von Karma might be less frightening, but still retain the same menacing act, detective Dick Gumshoe is now a typical Japanese police officer. The trial system shown in this movie is similar, but added holographic elements  for showing evidences, contradictions, and all familiar features seen from the game.

This movie is highly recommended to watch especially for those who are already fans of the series. The words such as “objection” (“igiari”), “take that” (“kurae”) filled up the whole movie to retain its gimmick, which is something yet to be expected. Even for those who never play the game, this movie is still entertaining on its own.

Score: 4 out of 5

Secara mengejutkan, film ini berhasil mengadaptasi versi permainan videonya dengan sangat baik. Tanpa berusaha terlihat terlalu mirip, versi film ini menambahkan kepribadian-kepribadian yang unik pada karakter-karakternya sehingga terlihat realistis dan masuk akal dalam konteks film.

Film ini lebih berfokus pada kasus Turnabout Sister dan Turnabout Goodbye dengan beberapa perbedaan di plotnya. Bagi yang pernah memainkan permainan videonya akan merasakan bahwa film ini persis seperti permainannya tapi juga terasa berbeda. Walaupun masih mempertahankan plot dan hasil yang sama, film ini terasa lebih segar dengan menampilkan kepribadian-kepribadian yang berbeda. Maya Fey tidak seceria karakternya di versi permainannya. Mr Redd White tampil berbeda, von Karma terlihat kurang garang tetapi tetap sama menyeramkannya, dan detektif Dick Gumshoe menjadi sangat tipikal polisi Jepang. Sistem Trial yang hadir di versi permainannya juga tampil di film ini tetapi dengan penambahan efek holografik untuk menunjukkan barang bukti, kontradiksi, dan elemen-elemen familiar dari permainan aslinya.

Film ini sangat disarankan untuk ditonton terutama sekali untuk penggemar permainan ini.Kata-kata “Objection” (“igiari”), “Take That” (“kurae”), memenuhi isi film ini untuk mempertahankan nuansa yang ada di permainannya. Bahkan bagi yang belum pernah memainkan permainan ini, film ini masih sangat menghibur.

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Posted on September 15, 2012, in Review and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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