"Don't brand me racist, but the Japanese sure do produce some WEIRD movies!!"
The fact that Weather Woman (a.k.a Weather Girl) was based on an underground ‘manga’ comic from Japan was enough to earn it a fair shake, despite my long-standing impatience with Japanese softcore sex comedies. (I should have stuck with my first instincts.)Well, I can’t really comment on the source material (as I’ve never read it) but the movie version is yet another leering, pandering and altogether bizarre jiggle production that’s as irrepressibly weird as it obsessed with all things breast- (and panty-) related.
Kei Mizutani (apparently Japan’s answer to Linnea Quigley) stars as Keiko, a stand-in weathergirl who achieves overnight stardom simply by lifting her skirt at the end of her meteorological report. One flash of white cotton panties and Keiko is a media sensation; she’s given a massive raise, a spacious office and a staff of sycophants to abuse.
Oh, it seems that Keiko is also some sort of super-gymnastic super-hero, although I’m not entirely sure about that. The limber gal cartwheels down hallways as opposed to walking, is seemingly able to fly like Supergirl and spends the film’s final twenty minutes in a battle sequence right out of Mortal Kombat. (That's not exactly praise.)
For its first twenty minutes or so, Weather Woman seems a broad satire of pop culture fame but those moments are fleeting and the movie becomes more incomprehensible as it progresses.Fans of bizarre cult skin comedies of the Asian variety may have a quirky good time with this one; those with a dangerously low ‘weirdness threshold’ are better served skipping this one.