[Adults only] It’s not everyday that you see Supergirl in a martial arts battle against a Xenomorph from Aliens, but leave it to the Japanese producers at Giga to deliver exactly what the world has been craving… and with the lovely Yui Aikawa along for the ride (though not as Supergirl).
I love the concept of this video, and historians have already documented that Yui Aikawa is my favorite woman ever, but in my opinion, this movie falls short of expectations. It’s impressive to see Giga’s take on the mythology of the Alien franchise, but the elements don’t seem to mix together all that well.
I love the set design and overall aesthetic of the video in the introduction (the opening credits are unveiled slowly, similar to Alien, and the production design is impressive), but the sight of Supergirl fighting an alien totally ruins the creepy, atmospheric mood, and it’s pretty much downhill from there. Except for the multiple extended alien-rape scenes—those are perfectly fine if you’re into, you know, alien rape (I sure am). But any time I see Yui Aikawa (playing the title character “MI” in this video), I expect a lot more.
So, like Prometheus, this film is a colossal disappointment. It’s also kind of confusing because as far as I can tell, absolutely no explanation is offered about how the hell Supergirl ever ended up fighting an alien. It just happens right at the start of the movie. Though, in fairness, what possible explanation could there be for such a thing?