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Earthquake Bird Review- A Slap In The Face, or Quake.

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In 1980s Tokyo, an enigmatic expat is suspected of killing her friend, who’s gone missing in the wake of their love triangle with a local photographer.

*sigh* this movie was just awful. I dozed off so many times because how boring it was. It didn’t go anywhere. It’s just like some random Netflix original, that wants you to stay on the service but you just can’t even get through this movie.

 The movie is an insult to the cast who are great. They were placed in a terrible film, causing for below average performances. There was no connected between the two leads which is never a good thing. 

This is two hours of exasperating exposition, all doled out through a missing person case which is just so predictable. It had no tension at all, and it felt like it didn’t even try.

 The entire film is so predictable. It came to the point where I just chucked at the ending (a certain strangling scene) because it was so ridiculous and terribly acted.

 The second those credits ended I was off. It’s so forgettable and there’s literally nothing special about this film. It’s a Netflix film so you have the option at home to turn it off you’re not liking it, but take my advice – don’t bother. It’s a total utter waste of time.

Now, I know what you’re thinking – if it’s this bad, where did the bad stars come from? Well, the acting at times was OK. I have to give props to Alicia for learning Japanese for the role, and the cinematography wasn’t bad. 

Earthquake Bird is nothing short of how you shouldn’t make a film. It’s got a terrible start, terrible middle… and get this? A terrible end.

Rating

★★☆☆☆

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