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The story takes place in 1999, the Year of Destiny, and the beginning of the end of the world. The future of the universe rests on one young man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Tôru Furusawa ... Seishirô (voice)
Alan Marriott ... Kamui Shirou (voice: English version)
Tomokazu Seki ... Kamui (voice)
Adam Henderson ... Fuma Monou (voice: English version)
Larissa Murray ... Kotari Monou (voice: English version)
Ken Narita ... Fûma (voice)
Denica Fairman ... Kanoe (voice: English version)
Stacey Gregg ... Hinoto (voice: English version) (as Stacey Jefferson)
Junko Iwao ... Kotori (voice)
Mike Fitzpatrick ... Sorata Arisugawa (voice: English version)
David Harris ... Aoki Seiichirou (voice: English version)
Atsuko Takahata ... Kanoe (voice)

Rupert Degas ... Shuogo Asagi (voice: English version)
Yûko Minaguchi ... Hinoto (voice)

Nigel Whitmey ... Yuto Kigai (voice: English version)

Annemarie Lawless ... Yuzuriha (voice: English version)
Teresa Gallagher ... Arashi Kishyuu (voice: English version)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Sorata (voice)
Toni Barry ... Karen Kasumi (voice: English version)
Liza Ross ... Tohru (voice: English version)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Aoki (voice)
Jeff Harding ... Kusangi Shiyuu (voice: English version)
Toshihiko Seki ... Shôgo (voice)
Kazuhiko Inoue ... Yûto (voice)
Yukana Nogami ... Yuzuriha (voice)
Emi Shinohara ... Arashi (voice)
Mami Koyama ... Karen (voice)
Masako Ikeda ... Tôru (voice)
Jôji Nakata ... Kusanagi (voice)
Rica Matsumoto ... Nataku (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Satsuki (voice)
Issei Miyazaki ... Subaru (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Dufris ... Subaru Sumeragi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Don Fellows ... Nataku (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Writing credits
Mami Watanabe  script and
Mick Nekoi  comic (as Clamp)

Rintaro  script and
Satsuki Igarashi  comic (as Clamp)

Mokona Apapa (comic) (as Clamp)

George Roubicek  english version
Nanase Ôkawa  Manga writer (as Clamp)

Produced by
Christopher Bottone .... producer (english version)
Marvin Gleicher .... executive producer (english version)
Laurence Guinness .... executive producer (english version)
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi .... producer
Yasuteru Iwase .... production producer
Tsuguhiko Kadokawa .... executive producer
Kazuo Kokoyama .... producer
Masanori Maruyama .... producer
Original Music by
Yasuaki Shimizu 
Cinematography by
Hitoshi Yamaguchi 
Film Editing by
Yukiko Ito 
Harutoshi Ogata 
Satoshi Terauchi 
Casting by
Jill Wilmot (casting director)
Art Direction by
Shuichi Hirata 
Production Management
Ayumi Kimura .... production manager
Nobuko Maruyama .... production manager
Masao Morosawa .... production supervisor
Ritsuko Nagase .... production manager
Tatsuya Ono .... production manager
Masahiro Otake .... production manager
Hitomi Uchikawa .... production manager
Tatsuhiko Urahata .... production manager
Satoshi Yoshimoto .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Morio Asaka .... assistant assistant director
Daisuke Chiba .... assistant director
Takuji Endo .... assistant assistant director
Takafumi Hoshikawa .... assistant assistant director
Naoto Kanda .... assistant assistant director
Katsuyuki Kodera .... assistant assistant director
Naoko Kusumi .... assistant assistant director
Kou Matsuo .... assistant assistant director
Hiroyuki Tanaka .... assistant director
Art Department
Mokona Apapa .... draughtsman: manga drawings
Satsuki Igarashi .... draughtsman: manga drawings
Hisashi Ikeda .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Yasunori Honda .... sound director
Shuji Inoue .... sound recordist
Shizuo Kurahashi .... sound effects editor
Mikio Mori .... dolby consultant: Continental Far East
Shiro Sasaki .... sound producer
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound producer: Arts Pro
Special Effects by
Kunji Tanifuji .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Tarô Abe .... digital compositor
Yumiko Kunii .... computer graphics
Yoshimichi Murata .... computer graphics: Madhouse
Makoto Negishi .... digital media conversion: Tôei Kagaku Kôgyô
Kiyoteru Ogawa .... computer graphics
Yasuyuki Sasaki .... computer graphics
Mika Tomura .... computer graphics
Iwao Yamaki .... technical supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsuyoshi Aihara .... camera operator: special animation
Haruhiko Aizawa .... camera operator: special animation
Shôji Furusawa .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Naohisa Haijima .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Yukie Hayashi .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Kanae Hirano .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Toshikazu Hisano .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Motoaki Ikegami .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Shinji Ikegami .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Satomi Kudô .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Yoichi Kuroda .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Katsunori Maehara .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Yukihiro Masumoto .... camera operator
Yasuzô Matsuzaki .... camera operator: special animation
Kazumi Miyata .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Fumitaka Nikaidô .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Takafumi Nishiyama .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Hiroshi Noguchi .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Shûji Oguchi .... camera operator
Yûichi Ono .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Tetsuo Oofuji .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Atsuro Saito .... camera operator
Yûki Sakitani .... camera operator: special animation
Takashi Shimada .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Hideo Sugaya .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Masashi Takiyama .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Junji Yaitabashi .... camera operator: Studio Cosmos
Yukiko Ôta .... camera operator: special animation
Animation Department
Hisashi Abe .... assistant animation director
Masaki Akita .... inbetween artist
Ikuko Akiyoshi .... inbetween artist
Ji-suk An .... cel painter: Lee Production
Koichi Arai .... animator
Masanobu Arakawa .... animator
Yoshiharu Ashino .... animator
Chin Mi Bae .... inbetween artist: Kyung Kang Animation
Ein Hui Baek .... cel painter: Sung San Planning
Jeong Ah Bang .... inbetween artist: Park Production
Eun Jeong Byeon .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Kôichi Chigira .... animator
Hui Jeong Choi .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Hui Yeong Choi .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yeong Sun Choi .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Kazuo Ebisawa .... background artist
Masahiro Emoto .... inbetween artist
Ryôsuke Fujii .... inbetween artist
Futoshi Fujikawa .... assistant animation director
Shigeru Fujita .... animator
Shigeru Fujita .... assistant animation director
Kaori Furukawa .... inbetween artist
Shôgo Furuya .... animator
Eun Joo Gang .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Yoen Hui Gang .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Eun Joo Go .... inbetween artist: Sung San Planning
Gyeong Ok Gu .... inbetween artist: Lee Production
Oh Hui Gwon .... inbetween artist: Kyung Kang Animation
Kunihiko Hamada .... assistant animation director
Hiroshi Hamazaki .... animator
Bo Hyeon Han .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Yumiko Hashi .... inbetween artist
Ken Hashimoto .... color designer
Shinji Hashimoto .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Yoshio Hashimoto .... inbetween artist
Hideo Hayashi .... animator
Naoyuki Hayashida .... animator
Deok Hui Heo .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Sin Yeong Heo .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Kiichirô Higuchi .... cel painter
Eun Ah Hong .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Jeong Pil Hong .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Takaaki Hoshi .... background artist
Yumi Hosono .... inbetween artist
Seon Il Hwang .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Sin Yeong Hwang .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Misuzu Ichinose .... inbetween artist
Yûji Ikeda .... background artist
Yoko Ikegawa .... inbetween artist
Yuji Ikehata .... background artist
Junko Ina .... background artist
Eiko Inoue .... cel checker
Tatsurou Iseri .... background artist
Kumi Ishii .... inbetween artist
Tomomi Ishikawa .... inbetween artist
Yamako Ishikawa .... background artist
Hiroshi Iwamoto .... background artist
Yukihiro Iwata .... animator
So Yeong Jang .... inbetween artist: Sung San Planning
Myeong Hui Jeon .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Eun Jeong Jeong .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Eun Seon Jeong .... cel painter: Sung San Planning
Hye Gyeong Jeong .... inbetween artist: Sung San Planning
Nam Seon Jeong .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Seong Hui Jeong .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yeong Mi Jeong .... inbetween artist: Lee Production
Yu Gyeong Jeong .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Gyeong Hui Jo .... inbetween artist: Lee Production
Jeong Hyeon Jo .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Sun Ja Jo .... cel painter: Lee Production
Jin Hui Ju .... inbetween artist: Park Production
Yuriko Kadomoto .... color designer
Masatoshi Kai .... background artist
Yoshiro Kajiwara .... background artist
Tadashi Kanada .... inbetween artist
Yoshinori Kanada .... animator
Jirô Kanai .... animator
Hidetoshi Kaneko .... background artist
Yoshinori Kanemori .... animator
Yutaka Kariu .... animator (as Yutaka Karyû)
Hiroshi Kato .... background artist
Yuko Kato .... inbetween artist
Kazuko Katsui .... background artist
Mineaki Katô .... inbetween artist
Masaki Kawai .... inbetween artist
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Bo Gwang Kim .... inbetween artist: Lee Production
Eun Yeong Kim .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Eun-seon Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Gang Jeong Kim .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Geum-soo Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Hui Yeon Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Hyo Gyeong Kim .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Jeong Hak Kim .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Mi Yeong Kim .... cel painter: Park Production
Moon Gyeong Kim .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Moon Hui Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Myeong Seop Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Nyeo Nok Kim .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Pil-gang Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Seong Ho Kim .... inbetween artist: Kyung Kang Animation
Seong-ha Kim .... cel painter: Park Production
Soo Kyeong Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Suk Gyeong Kim .... cel painter: Sung San Planning
Yeon Ji Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yeong Guk Kim .... inbetween artist: Kyung Kang Animation
Yeong Nan Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yong Sik Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yu Mi Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yun Sook Kim .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yoshiko Kishi .... cel painter
Masaru Kitao .... animator
Kyung-Nam Ko .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Osamu Kobayashi .... inbetween checker
Toshio Kobayashi .... inbetween artist
Ken Koike .... animator
Rei Kono .... background artist
Masahiko Kubo .... animator
Tadashi Kubo .... inbetween artist
Hiromasa Kunimasa .... inbetween artist
Mamoru Kurosawa .... animator
Tatsuya Kushida .... background artist
Dong Hui Lee .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Eun Gyeong Lee .... cel painter: Lee Production
Eun Sil Lee .... inbetween artist: Sung San Planning
Hyo-seon Lee .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Jeong Ho Lee .... inbetween artist: Kyung Kang Animation
Jong Hyeon Lee .... inbetween artist: Park Production
Mi Suk Lee .... cel painter: Sung San Planning
Myeong Ok Lee .... cel painter: Lee Production
Ryeon Hui Lee .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Seung Jae Lee .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yeong Sim Lee .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Yu Gyeong Lee .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Ryôko Mabune .... inbetween artist
Hitomi Maeda .... inbetween artist
Kenji Matsumoto .... background artist
Noriyuki Matsutake .... animator
Osamu Mikasa .... color designer
Gyeong Hui Min .... inbetween artist: Park Production
Yeong Mi Min .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Yeong Nan Min .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Yutaka Minowa .... assistant animation director
Noriko Mochizuki .... inbetween checker
Seong Hye Moon .... cel painter: Hanjin Animation
Atsushi Morikawa .... background artist
Yukitoshi Morita .... inbetween artist
Hiroaki Motoya .... animator
Toshikazu Motozumi .... inbetween artist
Naoki Murakami .... animator
Yoshie Murakami .... cel checker
Yasushi Muraki .... animator
Sanae Murata .... cel checker
Kenji Murayama .... inbetween artist
Hye Jeong Na .... cel painter: Park Production
Mi Ae Na .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Hitoshi Nagasaki .... background artist
Morifumi Naka .... animator
Chitose Nakamine .... inbetween artist
Satoru Nakamura .... assistant animation director
Emi Nakano .... inbetween artist
Mi Seon Nam .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Yuka Nara .... cel painter
Terumi Narita .... cel painter
Naoyoshi Nezu .... inbetween artist
Toshiya Niidome .... animator
Hideki Nimura .... animator
Asako Nishida .... animator
Hiromi Nishikawa .... inbetween artist
Hiroyuki Nishimura .... animator
Takuo Noda .... animator
Sanae Ochi .... inbetween artist
Shinji Ochi .... animator
Hiromasa Ogura .... background artist
Akira Oguro .... animator
Jeong Ok Oh .... cel painter: Park Production
Akiko Ohshima .... inbetween checker
Dai Ohta .... background artist
Hiromi Ohta .... inbetween artist
Sang Hui Ok .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Jun Okabe .... background artist
Masahiro Okamura .... animator
Tomihiko Okubo .... animator
Kentaro Ootsu .... inbetween artist
Naoshi Ozawa .... inbetween checker
Eun Yeong Park .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Hyeon Gyeong Park .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Jeong Ryeon Park .... cel painter: Park Production
Kae-ryun Park .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Mi Hwa Park .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Oak In Park .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Seon Yeong Park .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Sin Chae Park .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Soo Gyeong Park .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Yeong Sin Park .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Yong-il Park .... background artist
Yun Hui Park .... cel painter: Lee Production
Hye Jin Ryeom .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Chae Ryeong Ryu .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Jae Un Ryu .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Kyeong Ah Ryu .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
So Yeong Ryu .... cel painter: Park Production
Yeong Hye Ryu .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Hisae Saitô .... background artist
Masakazu Saitô .... animator
Hiromi Sakai .... inbetween checker
Yutaka Sakamoto .... inbetween checker
Kayo Sakazume .... inbetween checker
Kunihiko Sakurai .... animator
Hitomi Sano .... cel painter
Masaharu Sasai .... inbetween artist
Masahiko Sasaki .... inbetween checker
Akiko Sato .... cel checker
Kazumi Satô .... animator
Masaru Satô .... background artist
Yûzô Satô .... animator (as Yuzo Sato)
Makoto Sawada .... inbetween artist
Takaaki Sekizaki .... inbetween artist
Gyeong Rok Seo .... inbetween artist: Park Production
Saeng Jeung Seo .... cel painter: D.R. Movie
Chikako Shibata .... background artist
Keiko Shibuya .... cel painter
Shuichi Shimamura .... animator
Tomoko Shimizu .... inbetween artist
In Suk Sin .... cel painter: Sung San Planning
Jeong Hui Sin .... inbetween artist: Hanjin Animation
Mi Ja Son .... cel painter: Lee Production
Yasumitsu Suetake .... layout assistant
Toshiharu Sugie .... inbetween artist
Takako Suzuki .... character color key
Yasuyoshi Suzuki .... inbetween artist
Masaharu Tada .... animator
Aiko Tahara .... cel painter
Daisuke Takahashi .... inbetween artist
Kunio Takahide .... animator
Yusuke Takeda .... background artist
Seiki Tamura .... background artist
Hiroto Tanaka .... animator
Tomomi Tanaka .... inbetween artist
Yûichi Tanaka .... animator (as Yuichi Tanaka)
Kumiko Tanihira .... inbetween artist
Satoshi Tazaki .... animator
Tomoko Toki .... cel painter
Kigen Tokura .... animator
Masaki Ueguchi .... inbetween artist
Yuko Uetake .... inbetween artist
Sachiko Ueyama .... cel painter
Takeji Urata .... inbetween artist
Kôichi Usami .... animator
Chisako Ushijima .... inbetween artist
Yasunari Usuda .... background artist
Satoru Utsunomiya .... animator
Takashi Watabe .... layout assistant
Sakiko Watanabe .... inbetween artist
Yûichi Watanabe .... inbetween artist
Katsuya Yamada .... inbetween artist
Makoto Yamada .... animator
Yûki Yamagata .... inbetween artist
Tomoko Yamamoto .... color designer
Miyuki Yamashita .... inbetween artist
Minoru Yamazawa .... animator
Yurika Yanagisawa .... cel painter
Mitsuyoshi Yoneda .... inbetween artist
Eun Jeong Yoon .... cel painter: Kyung Kang Animation
Eun Jeong Yoon .... inbetween artist: Sung San Planning
Ji Hyeon Yoon .... inbetween artist: D.R. Movie
Seok Nam Yoon .... inbetween artist: Lee Production
Miyuki Yoshioka .... cel painter
Nobuteru Yuuki .... animation director
Nobuteru Yuuki .... character designer
Miyuki Ôdate .... cel painter
Yoshimitsu Ôhashi .... animator
Music Department
Yoshiki Hayashi .... music director: main theme (as Yoshiki)
Other crew
Shigeru Hatakeyama .... production assistant
Maki Nakagawa .... production desk
Ryô Ono .... production assistant
Michitoshi Sugai .... title production
Takeshi Tamiya .... planner
Morikazu Wakizaka .... advertising
Harumitsu Ôkawa .... production assistant
Nanase Ôkawa .... planner

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Also Known As:
"X/1999" - USA (promotional title)
"X: Their Destiny Was Foreordained 1999" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for violence/gore and some nudity
USA:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Most of the locations in the film are real places in Tokyo. For complete accuracy, director Rintaro sent a team of numerous photographers around the city to try and capture pictures of all the buildings from as many angles as possible. The photography team then submitted the many rolls of film to the animation and background painting departments, which spent months illustrating the locations as close to reality as possible. Of particular note is the Tokyo Tower Observation Deck (from the end of the film) which is detailed down to the placement of individual telescopes and city maps. A brief list of the locations and where they were used follows: - Arkhills: A group of large office buildings, sight of the Subaru/Seishirou fight at the beginning of the film. - Diet Building: The center of the Japanese government (similar to the White House), Hinoto and the Dragons of Heaven are centered here. - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building: The central office of city government, and home of Konoe and the Dragons of Earth. - Tokyo Station: The ornate rail station, where Karen and Seiichirou face off against Shougo and Nataku. - Sunshine 60: One of the tallest buildings in Tokyo, this office building incorporates a zoo and is the sight of Seiichirou's second battle with Nataku. - Central Shinjuku: A popular neighborhood for young people, Shinjuku is the heart of Tokyo glitz and is the battleground of Kamui, Yuzuriha, and Kusanagi. - Ebisu Garden Place: Also in Shinjuku, this is an upscale residence/shopping district known for its spacious and beautiful plaza, and for its showdown between Sorata, Arashi, and Fuuma. - Tokyo Tower: Built for radio and television transmission, the Tower is considered Tokyo's quintessential landmark that offers a great view of the city and is the location of the film's climactic finale.See more »
Yuzuriha Nekoi:I'm sorry. I guess I'm no good at helping with things like this. You know, I never did find anyone to love. I wish there was someone who would cry for me when I die.
[her strength fades, and her final line is heard in Kamui's mind alone]
Yuzuriha Nekoi:Kamui... promise that you'll protect the ones you love always!
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
X's Potential As A Film Remains Unrealised, 29 June 2007
Author: benjamin_lappin from England

When you find yourself skipping through large segments of a film just to arrive at something vaguely interesting, you know it doesn't have the longevity you want it to. X is decidedly niche which I believe to be a positive, but in its attempts to constrict a manga series down into the constraints of a mere ninety minutes, you know you're not going to create the desired effect, and you're more than likely going to end up with an equivalent to Evangelion Death&Rebirth without the extra something which makes you not skip forward large chunks.

I will state (and prepare for the negative backlash) that I have not seen, but would very much like to, the accompanying mangas and series, because there is something about X that lurks in the background amidst all the faults that is desperately trying to get out, and desperately trying to impress itself upon you as the viewer, but just doesn't quite make it. But is that enough? Given that the directors new of these time constraints, could they not have created a film which did not cater to those like myself that hadn't known anything about it, and just plunged you straight into the world? Too much time in X is wasted on idle dialogue which is disguised as plot development but is as tedious as reading an instruction manual on how to work your DVD player. Yes the explanation of the dragons (I will come to this shortly) is necessary but in the films opening five minutes two characters wage an all out mystical battle and eventually both fall. Now during this sequence they have unnecessary banter, I know this can be common place in manga but if you wish to produce a slick opening, trying to set these characters up as long time enemies who we should feel a connection for (because many reviewers have claimed theirs to be an epic rivalry) only to have them killed two seconds later is madness. There is no logic behind it. This leads me to think that perhaps this was a film specifically designed for those which have a great knowledge over the "X" saga, but I would have thought the directors would wish to be inclusive rather than exclusive (I refrained from using the inane 'X' pun).

There are positives however, one being the creepy Gothic animation which apart from being utterly unique in my experience lends itself to a creation of a sinister and severely dark overtone inevitably benefiting the film.The notion of the opposing forces of "good" and "different good" (I hesitate from saying 'evil') using the connotations of dragons, i.e. the good are the dragons of heaven who wish the world to continue seeing as it was "He" from Heaven that put them there versus the dragons of the earth who wish Mother Earth to regain her rule, is clever and again is unique. The means by which the dragons of heaven defend the planet through the usage of "shields" and the construct in which they work is also an absorbing premise as these sequences provide the high points but, unfortunately, it's not enough.

The trouble with films like X is the content they must squeeze into a shorter time span, it therefore is inevitable that chances are it will not succeed at being able to tell its story fully (try compressing Broken Saints into 90 minutes), and here is the issue. I'm privy to that the directors wanted to create this film regardless, but they needed to make a choice, either completely forgo the notion of trying to be exclusive and create a film entirely for fans of the saga disregarding all outsiders thereby pleasing the contingency of fans that have done the hard work, or the alternative. The second choice is that the directors must create a film which explains everything to everyone and be completely inclusive, they must lay the construct of their world bare on the table and let people try and come to comprehend their universe; and unfortunately they did a little of both, to no great success. I wanted this film to give me more, and if I now want it to I have to put in the hard work which after having viewed the film I don't particularly want to do, and to do it this way around isn't as much fun either. No puns about missing the mark, X not being where the treasure is or 'wordplay' about the film being Xtremely disappointing, it's simply a shame.

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