MUTAFUKAZ (also known as MFKZ) is a 2017 adult animated science fiction film based on the manga series and the short film of the same name.
In Dark Meat City, a young man develops supernatural powers after an otherwise uneventful scooter accident.
Why It Sucks
- This film tries too hard to be edgy, by continuously adding graphic violence, continuous swearing in every sentence (sounds familiar to you?), and rap and heavy dubstep music. Even the title is a swear word. This led to GKIDS renaming the film "MFKZ" just so they don't get controversy.
- It also overuses headshots, too.
- This film was made in collaboration with French and Japanese people. This movie is set in the United States, in which it portrays very negatively.
- The voice acting is pretty terrible. For instance, when Angelino wakes up from a dream, his "quiet" scream sounds entirely forced in and fake. This also wastes the talents of many voice actors such as Micheal Chiklis, the guy who did The Thing from Fantastic Four.
- Speaking of Micheal Chiklis, his character, Crocodile, before the car chase, he says "There you are, f*ckers!" in a laughable and horrible way.
- Apparently, police officers are after Angelino and his friends, but yet they never bother to take care of the other criminals in Dark Meat City as well as Palm Hill.
- The manga series was too obscure to even earn itself a movie in the first place.
- Angelino looks like a stickman combined with a human body.
- Racist moments such as where Willy goes up on the TV and keeps talking about "terrorism" because the US president is only talking about something, which isn't terrorism-related, and when Angelino's roommate has a tattoo of a Nazi sign.
- It has too many bizarre moments such as Angelino's brain coming out as a spider. In fact, those moments are so bizarre it's hard to follow the plot.
- There are actually disturbing moments such as one of the black-suited men stepping on a mouse, with guts coming out of it!
- Around that same time, you can see Willy actually barfing.
- Some random text appears without any point. For example, when Angelino and his friends fear the black-suited men are hunting them down, the text appears saying "Who are those shady Men in Black?" You cannot ask the audience a question, because in that case, they don't know it, either.
- There's also a scene where it goes "What the f*ck is going on? Where are those horrible tentacled creatures from? The movies have never been this insane!! And how does Vinz stay alive with his head on fire?" This scene has possibly the worst voice acting out of the entire film, and yet again, this scene is pointless since the audience cannot answer it because they don't know it, either.
- It tries too hard to be "hardcore" but fails at it.
- The "mysterious" wrestlers have little to no point to this film.
- Same goes to Angelino's mother. Very little is mentioned about her.
- The eyes on the characters! What the heck is WRONG with their eyes!?
- Very mediocre animation.
- Error: Angelino claims that he never drove an Ice Cream truck, yet he drove a scooter at the beginning. It's technically the same thing!
- The only reason why the police officers are hunting down Angelino is because he has supernatural powers. That's it, there's no other reason.
- Also, how can Angelino develop supernatural powers after being hit by a truck?
- As mentioned before, "There you are, f*ckers!" can be unintentionally funny.
- Nice designs on El Diablo and El Tigre.
- Unlike Sausage Party, it can be easy to tell the film is not for children already by it's title.
- The soundtrack, despite a poor attempt at being edgy, is actually pretty good.
The film received lukewarm reviews from critics. It holds a 41% rotten rating on Rotten Tomatoes, as well as a 48 on Metacritic, indicating "mixed or average reviews,' and a 6.7 on IMDb.
Audiences reception however, was more positive, with a 77% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2 on MyAnimeList.net.