However, the controversy about the ending of the film still creates a lot of controversy in the fan community.
Directed by: Yuzuru Tachikawa
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Premiere: July 21, 2023
Duration: 110 minutes
Movie rating K: The film is distributed to viewers under the age of 13 and accompanied by a guardian
Score on IMDb: 7.7/10
According to data from Box Office Vietnam, on the first official opening day (July 21), the famous Detective Conan: Black Iron Submarine reached No. 1 at the box office, overwhelmingly compared to the works in the following positions, including Mission Impossible – Karma Part 1. Even before the end of July 21, the movie Conan achieved more than 10 times the revenue of Tom Cruise’s blockbuster action film.
Released in Japan this past April, the latest movie in the Detective Conan franchise has swept the box office and social media, quickly setting new records for the series. Even in this 26th film, the revenue has reached more than 10 billion yen at the Japanese box office in less than 1 month, something that no Conan movie has ever done. Currently, it is the highest-grossing Conan film ever and also the highest-grossing film in Japan in 2023.
This contributes to the reason why the film creates a “terrible” hotness in the Vietnamese box office market. In addition to the dramatic factor from the script plus the eye-catching visuals in the 26th movie, the time of the movie’s release in the summer is also one of the factors that help boost sales.
This is the film that marks the return of the Black Organization after the movie The Dark Nightmare in 2016. If the audience has never seen Conan, it can still be understood because the first part has introduced the main characters. In this return, Conan along with Gin, Vodka, Vermouth … entered the battle at sea, revolving around the appearance of the mysterious iron underground.
The return of a series of famous characters brings the charm of the movie 26
Conan and a group of close friends happened to go to Hachijo Island to see whales at the invitation of the girl Sonoko. Here, Conan was to Pacific Buoy – a special maritime headquarters of Interpol International Criminal Police Organization. Here connect the global security cameras on the island. An Interpol employee was murdered leading to a series of intriguing episodes that followed. Haibara’s life (former Black Organization member with the code name Sherry) is threatened when her true identity is revealed.
The organization kidnapped Haibara on suspicion of being Sherry after learning facial recognition and image-based tracing technology from her childhood. It was from the advanced camera system, integrated AI artificial intelligence and the ability to find anyone’s whereabouts, that the Foundation brought Haibara into the spotlight.
The work Conan saves Haibara from the clutches of the Organization as well as finding the real culprit who killed an Interpol employee brings a lot of suspense and attraction to viewers. This is also the “all-star” rated movie of the Conan movie series. When little Haibara becomes the central character for the first time, secrets about her past are gradually revealed. Along with that, the duo of hot characters – FBI member Akai Shuichi and police officer Furuya Rei in the identity of Bourbon officially reunited in this movie.
The movie part creates a grand scene like an action movie
For young audiences, an attractive factor is the epic setting and eye-catching action scenes in the film. It can be said that the film 26 has invested a lot to create the image of “war of the century” that is both impressive, breathtaking, and extremely creative. The chase phases by motorbikes, cars or gunfights are handled very carefully.
Besides, the characters in the Black Organization are always attractive in the script. Conan and Haibara’s counterpart in this part is Gin – the mainstay of the Organization. The image that covers half of the face, always has a mysterious style with a long coat and a wide-brimmed hat that brings a sense of mystery and danger. In particular, in this movie, Gin and his henchmen Vodka are the masterminds in poisoning the student detective Shinichi Kudo with a poison that turns him back into the form of an elementary school student. The conflict between Gin and Vodka makes the film even more dramatic at the end.
The film satisfied the audience with both the script and the beautiful visual elements, although the crime-solving part was not really deepened in Movie 26. However, viewers were still satisfied with Conan’s case-solving process with sharp arguments. In the movie 26, the audience also feels the beautiful friendship between Conan and Haibara when they are willing to do anything, despite the danger to protect their friend.
Conan throws himself in to save Haibara
However, the controversies about the ending of the film still create a lot of controversy in the fan community of Conan. Some viewers, after fully enjoying the film, commented that the three people in the final part of the movie put it very well in general. Others feel unsatisfied with the ending.