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Having seen Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, I have that movie to compare the 2014 one to. 

Lupin: less whimsical, less philosophical than 1974  live-action Lupin, less flaky, but not as fantastic heists-- no vacuum cleaner jewels or cymbal crashing monkey toy that releases gas, in other words. However, he's more focused on the job and he is a peerless safecracker.

Jigen: No longer a father figure to Lupin like in 1974. He keeps the mustache, however. He still is Lupin's voice of reason that goes unheeded though.

Goemon: He's THERE. That itself makes 2014 stand out. More on Goemon later.

Fujiko: A little too flawless, IMO. She was much less femme fatale and more of just badass. And normally, I would be fine with badass, but this is Fujiko we're talking about.

Zenigata: No more falling out of windows for Pops like in 1974--and not Gramps like the 2014 subtitles say--he will always be Pops. He's more competent but is still endearing---1974 he was stupid to stupefying levels.

As much as I love the 1974 movie, based on Goemon's inclusion even alone makes it a stronger movie.

When compared to the animated Lupin, of course, it's a tough act to follow. The origin story presented here is that Lupin was in an international thief ring--an honorable one, bordering on Robin Hood territory except they keep what they steal. Dawson is benevolent and preachy, giving a moral justification for why they steal. Turns out 2014 Lupin is adopted. At first I thought, what the hell? Why are Lupin and Fujiko taking orders from this guy? But then, Lupin has at least one old mentor figure, in Secret of the Twilight Gemini. Though this aged boss/father was French in instead of British in this one. So, the mentor just serves a larger role in this one.

The other character that bugged me was Lupin's rival/partner, Michael, who I guess is like a mix of Brad from First Contact and Lupin's old partner from Island of Assassins, but both were more interesting than Michael, who was given the heavy backstory but little personality to give it weight. Pierre and Joseph --the info-gatherer and the hacker--reminiscent of Michael the child hacker in Bye Bye Lady Liberty, were more interesting than this Michael. 

The crew was a little heavy--- seven people for one job? Ocean's Eleven is one thing, but that Lupin and co. needed an extra three people as backup required suspension of disbelief.

Action movie, so the emphasis was on the physical -- Lupin both improvises and thinks, but the research and technology is left to Pierre and Joseph. 

Goemon. He both schools Jigen but is his match. It's a joy to watch Zantetsuken in live-action action. It impresses upon the viewer just how dangerous Goemon is with that sword.

He has a humorous moment, where he scarfs down food after three days of meditating. XD It's funnier considering Goemon usually eats in a reserved way.

More moments that reference the animated 
Lupin:

Zenigata's noodle slurp
Jigen doing the cooking
Zenigata sitting on the floor, distraught
Fujiko showering
Goemon sitting on top of the car
Fujiko with the biggest gun
wildly-dressed, incoherent thugs
the cool-headed big bad
the handcuff-switch
Zenigata flailing with hapless rage
Zenigata fuming with teeth clenched 
Zenigata not being welcome by the people he serves
Disguises
Zenigata sleeping
Classy Fujiko
Classy Jigen
Grumbly Jigen
Lupin being less of a killer than Jigen or Goemon--jigen in particular 
Goemon running through the woods
Lupin's calling card
Lupin's vocal patterns that defy words
Fujiko evading Lupin's amorous advances
the Lupin-themed computer virus that sends everyone into a panic
Zenigata's ambiguous intentions in wanting the treasure--does he want it returned to its rightful owner or does he want to keep it for himself? :p
Lupin teasing Zenigata
Lupin and Zenigata helping each other
Zenigata chasing Lupin

New things I liked: Goemon being able to see the security pattern through meditation. Zenigata knowing a form of Thai? martial art. Jigen's light mustache-beard, Jigen's vest. Zenigata's scruff. Zenigata needing to be woken up. 



My two big criticisms of the movie was that a third was in English, which killed the pacing. For quick lines it was okay. I didn't mind when Lupin or Zenigata spoke in English, because they were fast usually. But that part when Michael was talking to Fujiko was so sluggish it was almost unlistenable. Maybe it was slowed for drama and to enhance the tragedy---but I wanted a pillow, not tissues, during that scene-----and the second was the action scenes---I couldn't tell who was fighting who or what was happening in the fight, because the camera was so close.

Despite these criticisms, I still like the movie---it's slick and fun, and it's Lupin.   : D I'd recommend it to those who never saw Lupin before, or Lupin fans who don't mind seeing a different take on the characters.
 
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I failed and totally missed the first airing of Lupin Part IV (blue jacket/blupin) but in the meantime, have been watching Part III (pink jacket), which alternates between screwball, surrealist, and grim---not as grim as Part I (green jacket), but anyone telling you that pink jacket is all slapstick comedy probably hasn't seen Jigen's episodes (episode 6, episode 28) or Goemon's serious episode, (episode 24) and---I don't know, there's parts of the series that's supposed to be funny, but also somehow morbid, even in Lupin's episodes. (episode 13, 18 in particular)And of course, Lupin's still no Robin Hood, making him an anti-hero by default, even at his most mellow- (Castle of Cagliostro.) 

Saw the PVs for Part IV, and this is the first time I've heard the new Japanese cast. Kiyoshi Kobayashi--the super-veteran--- is over 80 years old and sounds like he's 40--this guy is a force of nature. Kurita Kanichi, the veteran-- I've heard before in the TV specials, and his Lupin even sounds better now that he's older. Daisuke Namikawa's voice is rather alluring or Goemon, I like it. Miyuki Sawashiro as Fujiko sounds equally as alluring and kind of mature, which sounds strange with the younger character design. I'm sure she's great though. As for Koichi Yamadera, I guess I'l have to get used to his voice--he sounds so serious. Then again, Goro Naya also sounded serious and in a flash could be hilarious, so maybe Koichi Yamadera will surprise. Zenigata has the reddish-brown coat from green jacket, but from the PVs it looks like he'll be the badass buffoon he's been in so many iterations.

As for the Italian version, I haven't listened to it since Enzo Consoli was Zenigata. Hopefully the current actor is just as good.

So much awesome Lupin. <3 The only thing I'm uneasy about is watching the 2014 live action movie, which got mixed, mostly bad reviews. But I'll watch it and see. 
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Having seen Strange Psychokinetic Strategy, I have that movie to compare the 2014 one to. 

Lupin: less whimsical, less philosophical than 1974  live-action Lupin, less flaky, but not as fantastic heists-- no vacuum cleaner jewels or cymbal crashing monkey toy that releases gas, in other words. However, he's more focused on the job and he is a peerless safecracker.

Jigen: No longer a father figure to Lupin like in 1974. He keeps the mustache, however. He still is Lupin's voice of reason that goes unheeded though.

Goemon: He's THERE. That itself makes 2014 stand out. More on Goemon later.

Fujiko: A little too flawless, IMO. She was much less femme fatale and more of just badass. And normally, I would be fine with badass, but this is Fujiko we're talking about.

Zenigata: No more falling out of windows for Pops like in 1974--and not Gramps like the 2014 subtitles say--he will always be Pops. He's more competent but is still endearing---1974 he was stupid to stupefying levels.

As much as I love the 1974 movie, based on Goemon's inclusion even alone makes it a stronger movie.

When compared to the animated Lupin, of course, it's a tough act to follow. The origin story presented here is that Lupin was in an international thief ring--an honorable one, bordering on Robin Hood territory except they keep what they steal. Dawson is benevolent and preachy, giving a moral justification for why they steal. Turns out 2014 Lupin is adopted. At first I thought, what the hell? Why are Lupin and Fujiko taking orders from this guy? But then, Lupin has at least one old mentor figure, in Secret of the Twilight Gemini. Though this aged boss/father was French in instead of British in this one. So, the mentor just serves a larger role in this one.

The other character that bugged me was Lupin's rival/partner, Michael, who I guess is like a mix of Brad from First Contact and Lupin's old partner from Island of Assassins, but both were more interesting than Michael, who was given the heavy backstory but little personality to give it weight. Pierre and Joseph --the info-gatherer and the hacker--reminiscent of Michael the child hacker in Bye Bye Lady Liberty, were more interesting than this Michael. 

The crew was a little heavy--- seven people for one job? Ocean's Eleven is one thing, but that Lupin and co. needed an extra three people as backup required suspension of disbelief.

Action movie, so the emphasis was on the physical -- Lupin both improvises and thinks, but the research and technology is left to Pierre and Joseph. 

Goemon. He both schools Jigen but is his match. It's a joy to watch Zantetsuken in live-action action. It impresses upon the viewer just how dangerous Goemon is with that sword.

He has a humorous moment, where he scarfs down food after three days of meditating. XD It's funnier considering Goemon usually eats in a reserved way.

More moments that reference the animated 
Lupin:

Zenigata's noodle slurp
Jigen doing the cooking
Zenigata sitting on the floor, distraught
Fujiko showering
Goemon sitting on top of the car
Fujiko with the biggest gun
wildly-dressed, incoherent thugs
the cool-headed big bad
the handcuff-switch
Zenigata flailing with hapless rage
Zenigata fuming with teeth clenched 
Zenigata not being welcome by the people he serves
Disguises
Zenigata sleeping
Classy Fujiko
Classy Jigen
Grumbly Jigen
Lupin being less of a killer than Jigen or Goemon--jigen in particular 
Goemon running through the woods
Lupin's calling card
Lupin's vocal patterns that defy words
Fujiko evading Lupin's amorous advances
the Lupin-themed computer virus that sends everyone into a panic
Zenigata's ambiguous intentions in wanting the treasure--does he want it returned to its rightful owner or does he want to keep it for himself? :p
Lupin teasing Zenigata
Lupin and Zenigata helping each other
Zenigata chasing Lupin

New things I liked: Goemon being able to see the security pattern through meditation. Zenigata knowing a form of Thai? martial art. Jigen's light mustache-beard, Jigen's vest. Zenigata's scruff. Zenigata needing to be woken up. 



My two big criticisms of the movie was that a third was in English, which killed the pacing. For quick lines it was okay. I didn't mind when Lupin or Zenigata spoke in English, because they were fast usually. But that part when Michael was talking to Fujiko was so sluggish it was almost unlistenable. Maybe it was slowed for drama and to enhance the tragedy---but I wanted a pillow, not tissues, during that scene-----and the second was the action scenes---I couldn't tell who was fighting who or what was happening in the fight, because the camera was so close.

Despite these criticisms, I still like the movie---it's slick and fun, and it's Lupin.   : D I'd recommend it to those who never saw Lupin before, or Lupin fans who don't mind seeing a different take on the characters.
 
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