Teaser Trailer for Takashi Miike’s Family Friendly Flick Nintama Rantaro

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It seems that every single time I mention cult Japanese filmmaker Takashi Miike these days, I feel the inexplicable need to boldly defend his recent cinematic endeavors. And while “Yatterman” proved that he could blend his warped sensibilities with a mainstream flavors, the teaser trailer for the upcoming family flick “Nintama Rantaro” — which is based on a popular Japanese anime — suggests otherwise. Miike is definitely enjoying his stint in the realm of inoffensive big-budget motion pictures, though I think it may cost him a few fans in the process. I’ll stick by the guy until he dies, but seeing stuff like this definitely makes it a little difficult. Thanks to Twitch for making my fanboyism increasingly cumbersome to defend.

Not sure what I’m talking about? The aforementioned teaser awaits.

Author: Todd Rigney

Todd was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood blockbusters, late-night Cinemax programming, and USA’s “Up All Night,” which may explain why his taste in movies is more than a little questionable. When he isn’t providing news and reviews for Beyond Hollywood, he can be found lounging lazily on his couch, perched in front of his television, or dwelling in places where direct sunlight can be easily avoided. He's happily married, in his 30's, and totally badass. If you'd like to reach Todd, you can follow him on Twitter or send him email/scoops to todd (at) beyondhollywood.com.