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There, i've said it. Watch it and be awed at how amazingly detailed and
fluid the whole film is. Never does it falter in the art department. The
colours are just right, the peoples movements are so real its scary, and
sometimes the strong story of the film cant fit all this beauty in and so
releases it entirely in a magical scene in the middle of the film with no
dialogue and no plot progression, just marvellous panoramic followed by
marvellous panoramic shot. This is my favourite segment of the movie. It
shows the nameless city in which the protagonists exist as a cluttered,
enclosed, claustrophobic world, yet terrifyingly familiar. This film is
of such themes which subtly make their way into your mind and you dont even
realise they're there until afterwards.
So lets talk about the story. Its an amazing monster of a tale, squeezing
all in barely in its short running time. It does sometimes feel a little
rushed, a little convoluted so that it bears repeat viewings to get the
whole thing, but it is still a strong story none the less. In fact it is a
very mature story. The creators could have so easily gone the typical manga
route and thrown in some invading demons or mega-destructive internet
monsters. But no, the whole thing restrains intself to a realistic view of
an extra-ordinary situation. it all feels like this is exactly how it would
happen in real life, and that is what makes it so engaging, and so
This film deserves to be seen, not just because the heavenly beauty
it, but because the deep issues it raises needs to be questioned. If you
want to be entertained without thinking, watch Wicked City or the countless
millions of other mediocre mangas out there. You want to be entertained and
be made to think and question the film? See this.
You wont regret it.
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