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Venus Wars Blu Ray [Blu-ray]
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In the 21st century, mankind lives on two worlds. Following the collision of an ice asteroid, massive terraforming has made Venus a planet now capable of supporting life. Colonists from Earth tamed the hostile world and have thrived for four generations - but they also brought the darker side of humanity. Venus is about to become hostile again. Vicious gangs roam the streets and rivaling nations battle for supremacy. Hiro, a hotshot motorcycle jockey, and Susan Somers, a feisty Earth journalist, are caught in the crossfire as war explodes on Venus!
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The movie itself is quite interesting. The basic scenario is completely original, unlike anything Hollywood has ever imagined. YAS has tons of superb ideas in all of his work and I really have no idea why Hollywood is not raiding his works for the new material they desperately need.
Not all of the Venus Wars story works, and there are a lot of elements here that seem like YAS wanted to see what they looked like and tossed them in, but that's the sort of thing that happens with great artists and it doesn't hurt the production. The snippets of live-action footage at the end are an example of "what were they thinking?" but it feels like the answer is "trying something new" rather than being cheesy.
The amazing soundtrack from Joe Hisaishi has been a favorite of mine for years. For those inclined, there are two CDs from this movie. A Soundtrack and an "Image" album and you'll want both, if you like the music.
The only gripes is the views of back then, such as sexism against women (who usually play the extreme princess who can't fight), and music from that time (this is selective to some). Hiro isn't the usual gundam main character: why're we fighting? oh well, i'll fight to protect. Hiro is more of what you'd expect, a hotheaded teenager. Another, thing is that action sci-fi in general, is great at retelling lessons completely based on reality. This is no exception. Venus Wars resembles a lot of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (it only took a couple days to gain a surrender). The monobikes w/ railguns, chase scene, liberation, etc. Its all there. The rousing action, where the whole city gets pissed off and overthrows their occupiers!
After growing up on handpainted cels, you just don't feel the love and dedicated work presented in modern anime, which uses computer. It feels so impersonal and for the money. Don't get me wrong anime is great, no matter what era its from. Its just that, it's no longer as conceptual art in motion, you no longer see any of the stages, its too clean and straight lined that its like standing in a decontaminated room. Or eating a well-done steak. When you have an explosion, it's supposed to be messy, and this anime gives that to you.