What happens when a costumed universal space hero is put out to pasture? Or, rather, the actor portraying him is? That's the basic concept behind Jeff Chang's Taiwanese scifi action comedy Machi Action
. A surprise hit in Taiwan - where it just opened in the three spot behind The Grandmaster
and Life Of Pi
- stars Berlin Chen as the actor thrown out of work when producers decide they need a fresher face to stomp on their weekly galactic monsters. It's the sort of concept you would expect to come out of Japan, if anywhere, but Chang seems to have nailed it and the trailer is a clever, playful and heartfelt bit of work. Check it out below.
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