Movie Review: Hero (PG)
J-drama fans who remember hit TV series Hero back in 2001 should prepare for nostalgia overload with this movie.
The mystery-comedy reunites iconoclastic public prosecutor Kuryu (Takuya Kimura) with his love interest, ex-paralegal Maiko Amamiya (Takako Matsu) as they battle bureaucracy while investigating a fatal traffic accident.
Both big-name veterans in Asia, Kimura and Matsu maintain the sizzling chemistry they shared in the original drama and the 2007 spin-off movie.
Their appeal lies in their characters' contrasting personalities. Kimura is a maverick while Matsu demonstrates composure.
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