A Wilhelm Scream performing the track ‘Skid Rock’ live in Manchester. ‘Skid Rock’ is a track taken from the band’s self-titled 2009 EP released through Paper + Plastick.
Video by Newspeak Productions
Growing up as a teenager I probably would have watched this film concentrating solely on the over the top gore that Noboru Iguchi offers here, now in my 20s though I can’t help wanting to see more of a storyline. Gore is all well and good, but padding out the gore with a plodding and often severely lacking plot? It’s just a little disappointing.
Gore hounds across the world will no doubt lap The Machine Girl up and admire it for its many grim and gory moments, and the film will surely have its fair share of high school admirers who will pass the film around amongst their peers; get past the gore though and what are you really left with? An award winning plot line was obviously not the aim here, all too often however the film leaves you waiting for the next offering of gore without supplying anything in between. In its opening the film offers so much as it’s not just gory but actually quite funny also, filling you with hope for what’s to come; as the film progresses though it loses that comedy effect as the supply dries up and Noboru Iguchi seems to fall short of ideas to keep the film interesting.
Noboru Iguchi knew what he was aiming for with this film and successfully wrote and directed something that is completely over the top gory, whilst that may have been his aim though it still doesn’t make the poor plot progression any less tedious to watch, and aside from gore this is a film that has really very little to offer.
If you love your gore then give The Machine Girl a watch, if you’re looking for more though then it’s best just to look elsewhere.