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The action is hokey and done more for imagery then the action itself. Its fun to see the girls pose as they fire guns or spells.
The CG is obvious but sufficient for getting the point across. This is not a big Hollywood blockbuster so don't expect King Kong or Avatar level effects, this is only a step above TV shows like Sanctuary..
The characters are only hinted at. There really isn't any development and they have little dialog. (one has nothing but a few squawks) They are simply defined by mannerisms and costume.
The story is bare one. Its only about the four putting aside their name calling for five minutes to defeat the end boss. That is it. The story could have been done in thirty minutes (or 15) but its Oshii and he loves to draw out scenes of the characters cooking, or watching the sunset or spontaneously dancing. It would have been much better if it had cut down on the sunsets and you could actually see how Grey convinced the other two to join the party.
This isn't a bad flick. Its just not a good one either. Everything is interesting over exciting or dramatic and the philosophical bit are out of place. It has fun moments too, like the duel. All in all, I didn't hate it, but it'll be a rare occurrence when I pull it off the shelf to watch it again.
One thing I want to add. If you have ever played an MMO you will appreciate some of the strangeness of the movie if you catch it.Read more ›
Following the introduction we get five chapters that take us through a sort of mini-plot that finds four competing characters having no choice but to put aside their quarrels in order to battle the big boss of the game Avalon, who otherwise could not be defeated alone.Read more ›
Even though there were things I did like about the movie, it couldn't stop it from getting a one star. This movie is just plain boring! It doesn't need to be a 1 hour movie and could had been a 30 min show or so. There were just nonsense of things shown and they were shown way too long as well. Do you really need to see each character just walking around thinking for 10 mins? They're not doing anything, but sitting, standing, or just walking. WTF?
This movie also suffers for being a bilingual movie. They do talk in English and Japanese throughout the movie. I was reading the subs while they were speaking English. I was reading the subs while they were speaking Japanese. WTF? They should had just stuck with a pure Japanese because they know how to act while speaking Japanese and they know how to show their emotions about it. But, while they're try to act in English, they speak it with heavy accents and they don't know how to show their emotions on what they are truly saying.
The thing about languages is, it is not what you say, but how you say it!
When you say a bad word, you say it with feeling!!! Do you say it in a whisper? No, I bet you don't. But these actors did!Read more ›
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