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A cinematic treat with depth and intensity Go Casshern!
From the trailer for this film i was expecting an effects laden action movie oozing cool but with no real substance .boy was I wrong. The story when summarised may seem like a pretty run of the mill "scientist plays god with disastrous results" type of tale but it is so full of depth and drama that the film is elevated beyond anything I expected. The look of this film is beautiful. Every frame looks amazing(largely in part to the fact that it was almost entirely shot on digital film with no backgrounds) and there is a "otherworldly" feel throughout. The film's message is without doubt about the futility of war. The key characters views and beliefs are tested by what is going on around them and even the supposed hero questions whether what he is doing is right. Also the lead bad guy Burai is one of the most sympathetic villains I have seen in a movie in years. He is played fantastically by the brilliant Toshiaki Karasawa who I hope we see more of soon. There are some eye popping set pieces as well and although it's not an action movie per se the few action scenes the movie does contain are brilliantly realised. Being an anime fan myself I loved the little reference to the original "CASSHERN Robot Hunter" TV show that the movie is based on. The incredible montage of devastation when the bioroids attack with their robot army looks like a manga comic that's come to life and sprang from the page. The film is also one of the only truly successful anime to film adaptations I've seen as most have been disastrous. In short: If you're looking for a sci-fi movie with some brains plus some really cool sequences that's thought provoking and visually artistic as well check this one out.
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