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From the creators of Appleseed with an original score by Paul Oakenfolld
Japan seals herself off from the eyes of the world in the face of unilateral international policy setting strict limits on the use of robotic technology. The island nation exists only behind the veil of seclusion. No soul shall enter. No soul shall leave.
The veil is breached. Japan is infiltrated by agents of the organization S.W.O.R.D., a fighting force operating outside the protection of the United States and her allies. Their mission: Determine if the Japanese are developing banned robotic bio-technology, forbidden due to its threat to humankind.
In the battle between machine and man, humanity stands to suffer the most.
Vexille (2007, subtitled 2077 Nippon Sakoku: "2077 Isolation of Japan") is a CG/motion capture film that apes the popular Appleseed series. In 2077, 10 years after Japan withdrew into a sort of neo-Tokugawa isolation to pursue illegal cyborg technology, most of the population has been turned into androids by the evil Daiwa Heavy Industries. Vexille, a tough-as-press-on-nails mecha pilot in theDeunan Knute mode, joins in a raid on the remains of Tokyo to learn about the threat this technology poses. An unremarkable series of chases, mecha battles and Morris-the-Explainer-scenes ensues as Vexille, her beau Leon, and the few Japanese who still cling to their humanity destroy Daiwa's fortified island headquarters. Most of the story elements are borrowed other films, including Appleseed Ex Machina, Dune and the two Ghost in the Shell features. Vexille was clearly a low-budget production: the poorly rendered figures ressemble wax puppets and their shadows shrink and grow like stains on their clothing. (Rated PG-13: violence, violence against women, tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
Stills from Vexille (click for larger image)
It's a cool film but the C.G.I. makes it a little less enjoyable in my less than reputable opinion. Maybe you'll like it, I found it to be "meh" at best. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James W. Ingersoll
I'm a big anime fan (movies and series) which is probably partially due to the fact that I have a Graphic Arts college background and a degree in photography. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Larry G. Boyle
This movie starts out with some great fast-paced mech action then quickly devolves into typical Japanese glacial pacing. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Fletcher
I like animated movies, this was one of the better and vexville is one of my favorites, too bad there`s not much of them.Published 9 months ago by Richard Prins
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Interesting post, J.O. Booker, your introduction to anime' is similar to mine, and right around the same time. I'm rather nostalgic by nature and fondly think back to the days when I was first discovering anime', so many good memories. I kind of see your point and I agree with it to a certain... Read More
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