Friday, 30 September 2016
What do you do when you've got loads of one-and-done monster suits rotting away in a warehouse? If you're Tsuburaya Productions, you invent a brand new TV superhero to beat them up. Rationed out in five minute blasts during a children's variety show, Redman purports to organises all the shameless recycling into a desperate battle between the vengeful spirit of an intergalactic refugee and the ghosts of galactic brigands. In practice, the clips are instead a hundred strong procession of zero-exposition scraps featuring wild tonal shifts. One minute our hero is bumping into the frumpy monsters with all the technical grace of a pre-school tantrum, the next he's hurling explosive Christian iconography into his crumbling, defeated foes.