Also known as
Odoru Daisosasen the Movie 2: Rainbow Bridge wo Fuusa Seyo!
Specifics
Japan [2003] - 138m
Genre
Crime, Action
Directed by
Katsuyuki Motohiro
More info on
rating
2.5*/5.0*
Bayside Shakedown 2 poster

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June 16, 2020

2.5*/5.0*

Popular TV franchise that successfully expanded into feature film territory. The films are still very much made-for-TV quality though, with a rather obscure cast, few cinematic aspirations and a plot that feels like a stretched out TV episode. A fairly typical problem with this type of production.

The plot/set-up is quite predictable for a police series. When people start dying in the Bayside area, the SAT steps in and goes over the heads of the local police force. They won't have any of it, and a spirited detective takes it upon himself to solve the case. I've seen this play out countless times before, this film adds little to it.

There is some intrigue that works and even though the film is quite long, it never really starts to drag. The problem is that there are hardly any real highlights either. The film just meanders from start to finish, offering the bare minimum amount of entertainment to stay engaged, but nothing more. Decent filler in other words.