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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Vexille (anime) DVD
Pretty good sci-fi movie
I am not much of an anime fan, but I do like a good sci-fi show and Vexille was pretty good.
The animation of everything that was non-human was fantastic (in my newbie-to-anime eyes). The metallic structures were perfect. The sunsets, explosions, splatters, etc. were wonderfully done. The human faces (and to some extent, the body movements) were not as good - but that is understandable. We humans spend so much time actively looking at faces and body language as compared to cars, sunsets and explosions, that the art cannot stand up to that type of detail.
Anyway, the story is pretty strong, although you need to pay attention. Japan has sealed itself off from the world because the rest of the world has decided that cyborg technology is a danger to the human race. Japan has embraced this technology, however. The story is interesting, but sometimes they over-narrate and sometimes there's not enough narration. I got a bit confused when due to the two main female characters' (Vexille and Maria) similarity to one another.
Nonetheless, I liked it. Recommended for sci-fi fans.
I rate this DVD 4 stars out of 5.
This movie can be found on Amazon.com here: Vexille.
Reviewed on June 10, 2008.