Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,


We watched Appleseed last night with bryree. I enjoyed it. The overall shape of it was kind of standard (mecha, bioroid, post-apocalyptic), but it was not overly clichéd -- in fact, now that I think about it, there were a couple things that I predicted as being totally obvious that weren't, in fact, true. And it's a classic, so it can't really be faulted for a little bit of "been there, done that" because of all the things that have copied it.

The animation was CGI, in a kind of cartoonish style for the characters. It worked pretty well. There were some characters that looked kind of artificial, and after a bit we realized that it was mostly likely intentional.

My only real complaint is that I wish they'd been able to integrate some of the big chunks of exposition more smoothly into the action. But I guess that's what happens when you condense four books into a single movie.

(Sidenote: the anime only came out in 2004, but the widely-acclaimed manga it's based on were first published in the mid-80s. I kept getting confused because I first heard of Appleseed ages and ages ago, but it's clearly a very recent movie, so WTF?)

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