fine. It was fine, or even good, and pretty funny. But you know how it is when you want something, and think about it, and anticipate it, and fantasize about it ...mmmmmmm....and then you get it, and it's just not that big a deal anymore? Well, I have been living in a Robogeisha frenzy since I first posted the link to the trailer on Twitter, back last July 7, and I have searched online for info about the release in Japan, and how FUNmation had picked up the rights to distribute it here, and when they were going to do that (this fall—October, or November is what I heard tonight), and then I saw that the Japan Society was having a special New York premiere tonight and I called them and they only had eight tickets left and I bought two of them. And I made my pal/partner/whatever-the-hell-he-is JB buy two of the last six, and then we spent, like, the entire past week getting ourselves good and worked up about seeing Robogeisha.
Tonight was the night, but before we could see Robogeisha we had to sit through some very enthusiastic guys announcing the entire line-up of three upcoming film festivals. This made Sluggo uncomfortable and cross, which always makes me anxious, especially when he begins looking around at the rest of the audience and muttering about "bedwetting nerds," because I kind of am one and have always been afraid that someday he's going to notice that. And then we had to sit through a trailer for some upcoming film I don't remember anything about, and then we had to sit through a short called Vampire Frankenstein Girl that was awful and made us fear that Robogeisha was going to suck pretty hard. Luckily, it did not.
Director Noboru Iguchi and special-effects genius Yoshihiro Nishimura have come up with a silly , disgusting, funny, ultra-violent film that's fun to watch. The problem is that the Robogeisha trailer is absolutely The Awesomest Trailer Ever, but Robogeisha itself is not the Awesomest Movie Ever. So even though it is really good, and we are totally awesome for having seen the New York premiere, I still felt a slight sense of disappointment after it was over. I'm pretty sure this was just because of the way I'd hyped myself up for it, though, because the film was followed by another short feature called Scary Geisha Army: Welcome to Hell! (or maybe Geisha Cop!, hard to tell), a spin-off of Robogeisha that I knew nothing about and thoroughly enjoyed.
We skipped the live Skype interview with Iguchi after the films, and the alleged after-party, and headed home. So—Robogeisha. Yeah, you should definitely see it when it comes out this fall.
You bedwetting nerd.
Thanks for reading my blogpost this time, and may God bless.