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At first sight, these series are not as good as the original comics or
movies. In fact, it's a good TV series based upon the comics' main
characters, not a remake of the comics albums.
The humor is a bit repetitive, but this is quite usual in a TV series. The Daltons are always part of the stories, but this doesn't mean there is no new character. The characters' voices are not those of the movies, but it's not more problematic than that if you are not too conservative. Finally, the visual effects are better than in many other animated series : no Japanese style and a colors change according to the action, which is very nice !
First, I rated this movie 10/10. To me, it's simply one of the best I saw
since I was born (I'm 23, but I saw numerous films). The story is cruel,
reality is, too, not ? It went deep into me and stirred my bowels. I saw
about 5 or 6 years ago and it still shakes me - and I still remember it
Second, there is no 'national preference' (this expression is a direct translation from the French) for this movie. I mean it's not because it is a French movie that I put it so high : it has really caught me when I saw it. Furthermore, I don't know well Marcel Carne's filmography, so I don't know if it is or not his best movie, but I know it is not his most famous : Hotel du Nord, Quai des Brumes and Les Enfants du Paradis are the most famous.
Third, the movie's in B&W, but it deals with inter-temporal problems of youth (not acne) like love, friends and studies in a modern way. It could even be remade frame-by-frame with actual young actors, a Dolby(tm) sound and special effects (a car crash), it would still be a great film !
Problem : Maybe is it a film to be seen by young adults (from 16 to 25 years old) - and above, of course - for its message to be well understood... Did I say it was a great movie ?
This is the greatest film I saw in 2002, whereas I'm used to mainstream
movies. It is rich and makes a beautiful artistic act from these 11 short
From the technical info (the chosen directors), I feared it would have an
anti-American basis, but ... it's a kind of (11 times) personal
The weakest point comes from Y. Chahine : he does not manage to "swallow his pride" and considers this event as a well-merited punishment ... It is really the weakest part of the movie, but this testifies of a real freedom of speech for the whole piece. The weirdest comes from the Mexican nearly conceptual-art film ... I am still not sure what A. Gonzalez Inarritu meant. The 9 others are perfect (K. Loach, S. Penn, S. Makhmalbaf, ...) or nearly perfect (C. Lelouch) and made me either smile, or cry or even left me stunned. I still don't know if S. Imamura's fable is really related or not to the September 11th catastrophe, but it is so pretty that its finale place deeply 'makes it'.