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 (From Affenheimtheater. 27 July 2009, 10:27 AM, PDT)

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Directed by
Mamoru Oshii 
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Produced by
Issei Shibata .... producer
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Cinematography by
Atsunori Sato 
Hiroaki Yuasa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Atsunori Sato 
Production Design by
Michitoshi Kurokawa 
Costume Design by
Dango Takeda 
Visual Effects by
Atsunori Sato .... visual effects supervisor
Editorial Department
Andrez Bergen .... narration translator
Francesco Prandoni .... narration translator
Music Department
Kenji Kawai .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles

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Also Known As:
"Asaruto gâruzu" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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26 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Eye-candy that lacks appeal and story, 21 November 2010
Author: Paul Magne Haakonsen from Denmark

Oh my god! This was such a waste of time.

First of all, it took forever to get through the intro with lousy still photos and a really, really annoying narrator speaking broken English (I believe it is called Japanese EngRish).

Then when the movie finally did start it had potential, but it all fell crashing to the floor so hard. The scenery in the movie was fantastic, and it had a kind of Fallout (games) feeling to it, being an all barren and broken wasteland. However, the movie spent way too much time in showing pointless and endless shots of the scenery. It was great at first, but it quickly became boring and annoying to look at.

Moving on to the characters. Well, to put it mildly, they were shallow drones without any personality. Their costumes were awesome, however. And a lot of detail had been put into these costumes. And that was one of the better parts of the movie actually. But the characters in the movie were two-dimensional and had no appeal - except for their costumes. And their lovely, funny Japanese EngRish was just priceless. Why not keep the movie all in Japanese? It would have worked so much better for the movie as a whole.

The CGI effects were actually cool and believable, and that was also one of the movie's stronger sides; one of the few there were.

One of the more annoying things in the movie was the sound effects during the brawling scene between Gray and Jäger. That whole comedy approach failed on an epic scale.

In overall, this movie was a major disappointment. It was an empty shell that presented nothing but a feast for the eyes and ears. Trust me, you could send your brain on vacation when you watch this movie, because there is no thinking to be done at all! I was left with one reaction when the movie ended, and I quote "WTF! That was it? You've got to be kidding me!" - and that was my exact thoughts. Now, don't let yourself get lured in (and fooled) by the awesome movie cover - you will be sorely disappointed. There are a lot of really cool and good movies coming out of Japan, and of course, there are also movies in the opposite end - this being one of them! If you like Japanese movies, you can find many others that are a lot more enjoyable.

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