For anyone who is interested in the Gyakuten Saiban/Phoenix Wright movie, it is a spectacular steaming pile. I did have fun watching it, but it's B movie all the way. What can I say about it? Should I talk about how all the cases, witness, evidence, and a lot of the dialogue were copied verbatim from the game, all the way down to questioning a cockatoo? Or how copying the look of the characters to the letter is incredibly ridiculous? Seriously, a 10 year-old kid with meticulously combed gray hair looks really really weird. How about how they never explain that certain characters are able to channel dead people? Anyone who hasn't played the games may wonder if they're actually watching the movie, or if they are going through some spontaneous drug trip. Also, why is the detective cool in the movie? He's not the stubbly dim-witted 30-some from the game, he's now a young, handsome, clean-shaven competent guy who looks pretty bad-ass with a bandage on his face. Why is the Blue Badger actually working as a policeman rather than being a mascot? The courtrooms are filled with holographic screens that people can apparently manipulate by pounding their hands on the table, and a really cool scanner that will scan anything you throw up in the air. And when a verdict is declared, giant holographic words appear and courtroom is filled with confetti. This movie seemed like the movie was made almost a joke. It was 25% “let's make a good movie” and 75% “if a world like the one in these games real existed, it would be THIS ridiculous.” It's campy, unoriginal, and really, really bad. There is no character development for anyone but the 2 main characters (Maya is just kinda there and doesn't really do anything), and the best character in the movie is, oddly enough, the bumbling friend with the blonde hair who constantly needs saving. But, there's quite a bit of B-movie fun to be had. If you liked the game you might get a kick out of how over-the-top everything is. Some parts were really well done as well. the cockatoo questioning and the flash back that follows is very sad and creepy, and also contains one of the scariest images I have seen in years (seriously, I think Miike decided to put that in there just to give everyone nightmares). The movie sucked hard, but three days after seeing it, I'm still laughing.