In the film's story, there is a sudden explosion at Tokyo Summit's giant Edge of Ocean facility. The shadow of Tooru Amuro, who works for the National Police Agency Security Bureau as Zero, appears at the site. In addition, the "triple-face" character is known as Rei Furuya as a detective and Kogorou Mouri's apprentice, and he is also known as Bourbon as a Black Organization member. Kogorou is arrested as a suspect in the case of the explosion. Conan conducts an investigation to prove Kogorou's innocence, but Amuro gets in his way.
This all could have been so nice, an explosion, Kogoro framed as the culprit, put on trial, while Conan desperately tries to prove his innocence and find the one who actually committed that terrorist attack. Maybe even taking his adult form, because of Rans distress.
Instead it kinda feels half assed to me, smacked together with some over the top danger and of course insane and utterly bullshit action scenes pulled of by Zeros out of this world driving skills and his incredible super car, which can jump and crash down a few meters without much more than some cosmetic damage. Are we playing Need for
Detectiv Conan was once more or less realistic, but the recent movies are always going more and more over the top, even more than some of the old ones. Also it's always the same pattern, between the Black Organisation, Kaito Kid and something else, usually related to another major character.
I miss the times of the old movies (and cases), the times where Conan actually put the sleeping Kogoro to use, the times where they killed with fishing lines, the times were Conan wore his suit.
I don't say you can't enjoy this movie, but for me it was not as enjoyable as it could have been. Also stop putting Ran into forced danger for the sake of these "Oh no, Ran!"-moments, like hell we care if it's that badly executed. The first two movies pulled it of right, after that it mostly just got worse and worse.
I know this franchise prints money, but I hope they end it before it becomes so bad that I will stop watching, since I'm sticking with this little detective brat for sixteen years by now and would actually like to see the end of this someday.
Do you like thriller movies?
Do you like sci-fi thriller with lots of fancy made-up terms?
Do you like movies with damsel-in-distress situations?
Do you like actions with thrilling near-death situations?
Do you like cool impossible-to-do-in-real-life car actions?
Do you like super smart main character that clearly out-do any other characters?
If yes, then this is for you.
Many people complaint that Detective Conan movies don't really focused on mystery-solving anymore, and instead filled with unrealistic actions. Well, I didn't come in expecting grand deductions and intriguing mystery-solving. I'm just here for some good action with cool smart characters. If you are here expecting the mystery elements of Detective Conan series, then
you'll most likely be disappointed.
Anyway here's my ratings:
Story: 7/10 (the premise's quite good)
Art: 7/10 (usual characters design but the fancy actions are well done)
Sounds: 5/10 (nothing fancy)
Character: 7/10 (the usual some cool characters and some useless characters)
Enjoyment: 9/10 (well I was pretty much enjoyed it)
Overall: 7.5, but I'll give it 8/10
Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer successfully recaptures the magic of the first movies with excellent pacing, international stakes, and incredible characterization with its only flaw being an ungraceful translation.
From the bombing of the Edge of the Ocean to Kogoro's arrest, Conan must save his girlfriend's father and Japan from an international threat. This is definitely among the biggest movie in terms of scale and personal involvement as not only must he save Japan, but also his girlfriend's family.
The story coasts along a smooth and consistent pace that never bores the viewer and keeps them anticipating what will happen next. There is never a boring
moment and (almost)nothing feels forced and unnatural.
Not only is the main cast in top form here, the film's original characters receive a lot of attention and development as the movie goes on. This is probably the most dynamic cast of characters I've seen in a Detective Conan movie so far.
That being said, a lot more could've been done to make this film more comprehensible. While the subtitles do a good enough job of letting the viewer know what the characters are saying, it occasionally struggles with explaining more complex elements such as the PSB's involvement with crime investigation and prosecution, both of which are essential to the film's story. Nevertheless, it's a gripe I can overlook since there's still a chance that a better translation will eventually replace the version I've reviewed.
I mentioned earlier that Zero the Enforcer captures the magic of the first few movies and I confess that it may be my nostalgia talking. I remember how amazed I was when I first saw The Time-Bombed Skyscraper and The Fourteenth Target. Watching this movie helped to remind me why I love Detective Conan(or at least the movies) and why it is such a great series.
So, yeah. I love this movie and I can't wait to see it again. If you have any doubts about this movie being worth your time, I can't convince you any more than this. You owe to yourself to watch this movie. And who knows; you might come away pleasantly surprised.