Inframan is, in many ways, a perfect film, in that it is resoundingly successful in achieving what it sets out to do. Every one of its scenes could be bullet-pointed with the word “SEE!” in front of it.
A washed-up, alcoholic superhero must pull himself out of depression to defeat Christopher Lee in one of cinema’s first deconstructions of comic book superheroes. It also happens to be a musical.
With a game cast, Condorman goes about the business of trying its hardest to be a kid-friendly take on the James Bond franchise without being the pandering sort of kids’ spy film we too often had to endure.
More than any of the other examples of Turkish pulp cinema, Casus Kiran—a remake of the classic Republic serial Spy Smasher—has a sort of dreamlike quality., Plus, tons of action.
Sonny Chiba is on hand and does have his heroic moments, but the top-billed star seems content to blend into the background and let all of the insanity just happen around him — a very sensible attitude to take.