Battlefield Baseball Review
Written by: BlackDeathDamien
There have been so many sports movies that have been released over the years and decades. When it comes to baseball, you think you have seen it all. The drama and somewhat of the seriousness behind it. They've come out with drama's and comedies dealing with baseball. If you've seen all sports movies, you haven't seen nothing yet. There's no sports movie that compares to this movie. With it being pure rediculious low-budget horror/comedy.
Zombies! Baseball! Musical Numbers! The baseball diamond is not just a place to play sports. No, it is a coliseum where gladiators wage war for their very lives with bats, balls and gloves. It is a boxing ring. It is an arena of death. It is, like love, a battlefield. Seido High has a championship baseball team until they clash with the living dead zombies of Gedo High, who rip off their heads, pull out their arms and explode their guts in a display of fighting baseball skills that will make your blood run cold. Now, the coach of Seido High turns to the loner, Jubeh, with his fantastic pitching skills, to save his team from total annihilation!
With all the acting in this movie is so damn rediculious. They don't take it serious but all you can do is laugh your head off through out the entire movie from start to finish. I feel that they did choose the right roles for all the actors and actresses. All the choreography and fight scenes simply made the movie. If they didn't do such a phenominal job, this movie wouldn't of been so good.
When it comes to the special f/x and props is so damn hilarious. There is more props than special f/x especially being low-budget. The main props that they use practicully in every scene, deals with baseballs and baseball bats. More of the line with baseball bats. But it's how they use them, which are used as weapons.
The director did an all out make no sense horror/comedy. Working with all the actors and actresses having each of them get into character and have that connection that each one possess, did pay off.
The whole camera movements and direction how the director wanted to each scene to look, payed off. Each camera angle was nice and smooth and there was not one single shakiness like most low-budget movies look. Even though it was a low-budget horror/comedy, it sure didn't feel like it.
Now when it came to the sound f/x, it had to be right on the money. With the fighting and baseball scenes were put together really well. It had that normal martial arts sound f/x, which is the best and timed it just right. Now when it came to the music, pretty much came within the musical numbers but there was hardly any of that within the movie. As soon as you hear those numbers all can say is 'what the hell' and start laughing your heard off.
Overall, this movie is simply a must see. If you can't get enough of those horror/comedy movies, this is the movie for you. If you take the sense of humor and martial arts that was in Versus, you get this movie except without the swords. Anyone who loves to watch J-Horror with a mixture of martial arts and comedy, you definitely don't want to pass this movie up.