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In a world with an alternate history, a great war finally comes to an end leaving the earth diseased and polluted. The geneticist Dr. Azuma vies for support from the government for his neo-cell treatment that he claims can rejuvenate the body and regenerate humankind. The government leaders, guarding their own deeply entrenched powers, turn down the professor. Driven to complete his work, Dr. Azuma accepts a secret offer from a sinister faction of the powerful military. After an incident occurs in Dr. Azuma's lab, a race of mutant humans known as the Shinzo Ningen are unleashed upon the world. Now only the warrior known as Casshern, reincarnated with an invincible body, stands between the Shinzo Ningen and a world on the brink of annihilation.Written by
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I'm astounded by some of the low scores for this movie. I watched in awe as a quasi-fascist future was brilliantly brought to life in a highly stylised manner. I was taken in by the visuals from the off and found the story constantly gripping and well considered. The ideas regarding the origins of humanity are even more disturbing than the "battery" idea from the Matrix!! I found the action sequences were superbly done, but by no means were these the be-all and end-all of this movie experience, indeed most of the film is given over to monologues and evocative imagery, rather than the high octane thrill provided by Hollywood. Maybe this is the reason for the low score, it doesn't necessarily do what it says on the tin...but blame the marketing men for that, rather than detracting from a stunning movie experience.
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