I took my children to watch this movie last night. It is a Japanese live action version of a popular anime series (with English subtitles). I was surprised that both of them immediately agreed to watch the movie at night. This is the first time my daughter has been to the movies at night.
The poster for the movie is a picture of a person with a smiley face was not very impressive. However, after watching the movie, I found it funny and understand why my children wanted to watch the movie. The story is about an octopus-like creature threatening to destroy the world on March of the following year. The creature had just destroyed a large part of the moon leaving only a crescent.
It is strange that such a powerful creature wants to be a teacher for 3-E of a prestigious Kunugigaoka Junior High School. It appears that the creature was fulfilling a promise to a former teacher to class 3-E. The students gave the teacher a nickname Koro Sensei. As the movie progress, we get to learn more about each of the students. The class is treated as outcast, students in other classes were not allowed to speak to them. Their class is also located far from everything.
Each assassination is used as lessons. Even though the creature is villain in the story but the headmaster of the school appears to be a lot worst. The creature even provided each of the students field trips to Egypt, Paris and various places around the world.
The movie was almost two hours but left me wanting more since there appears to be a sequel.
Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this review.