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Plot: Based on the comic book by the creator of Ghost in the Shell, a young female soldier Deunan and her cyborg partner Briareos survive through the post World War 3 apocalyptic New York in ... Runtime: 90 mins Release Date: 22 Jun 2014
Ah, Deunan, Each Year You Grow More Beautiful... (by totalovrdose)
It seems to have been quite a while since the last Appleseed made an appearance, and this prequel contains just about enough action and entertainment to make up for such a prolonged absence. Luci Christian and David Matranga return in this feature to voice Deunan and Briareos, which I am especially glad for. In the original Appleseed film, I felt having different voice actors was not necessarily a mistake, but in the case of Briareos' character, I found he seemed far too robotic, and in that sense, less sympathetic for a majority of the feature, whereas Mr. Matranga's interpretation <more>
seems far more human, and in that sense, an easier character for Deunan to get along with, promoting their relationship. Although this is the case in this new Appleseed, unlike in the TV series, or even Ex Machina, there is little mention about the love they share. It is, as always, exhibited in their continued saving of one another, but never are the words actually conveyed. Moreover, for those who really enjoyed some of the characters of the original films, prepare to be somewhat disappointed. As a prequel, such characters do not make a resurgence as our leading couple are yet to reach Olympus, so if you were a massive fan of the character Hitomi like I am , among many of the other city's inhabitants, you are going to have to sadly go without their presence. Although these characters do not return, the action certainly does. Originally when I realized this film was shorter than the previous two, I questioned if it would contain a narrative that was just as powerful. The film in question answers this by containing an equal number of action scenes and plot, with each of the characters having enough time on screen for the viewer to not only thoroughly enjoy them, but understand their motives and general history. I guess now might be as good a time as any to mention, like many another person has, how gorgeous the visuals are. Unlike previous installments which, although beautiful, still retained the obvious animated look, here, the graphics have accelerated into the future. Deunan especially looks absolutely divine, her face pampered with freckles, dirt, grunge, and other physical trademarks any stereotypical heroine would exhibit in a live action feature. Characters with cybernetic implants, like Briareos and new antagonist Two Horns, appear to be just as stellar, the robotic composition of their forms not only looking inhuman, but feeling it too, whereas the inclusion of jewellery and facial modifications upon some enemy cyborgs beneficially aids in expressing the personality of such characters.Readers may remember when the graphics of Final Fantasy the Spirits Within were first viewed, there was many a criticism that they looked too realistic. The graphics of Appleseed Alpha potentially pushes this envelop even further, with everything from skin tone, to the moist texture of the eyes immersing the viewer into a digitally groundbreaking world, and with nearly 15 years between Final Fantasy and today, hopefully audiences have come to acquire an appreciation for such unfathomable detail. Furthermore, the fight scenes are utterly mesmerizing to behold; the explosions are fantastic, the punch-ups are, as always, frenetically engaging, and the level of destruction is off the charts. Although on one hand, many of the robotic constructs, from the generic creations to the far more dangerous variety are based upon designs previously seen, the new graphical details make all the difference in bringing new life to a series that has been in existence on screen since 1988. If I was to pose a question about the film though, I might query what it is a prequel to. Viewers may remember at the beginning of the original film, Deunan had never seen Briareos in his new outfit prior to her arrival in Olympus, whereas in the TV show, it was her who signed off on the surgery, the two of them moving from place to place prior to 'settling down'. During this film, Briareos has already undergone surgery, hence, causing me to question where in the Appleseed universe this particular movie exists. Regardless, this does not impose on the storyline, and by the end, Appleseed Alpha proves there is still much life in the series yet, with this new venture, looking, sounding and feeling quite unlike anything before. On a side note, if like me you wish for Deunan Knute to one day marry you, after watching this feature, you will certainly be justified in your crush. Cheers!
Excellent addition to series, wish I'd waited for Blu-ray version (by joeywyss)
Another solid entry in the Appleseed series. Action packed with a solid story line. It is beautifully rendered and if you have the option to see on blu-ray, choose that one. The character designs are excellent well for the main character especially . The storyline would have greatly benefited from a multi episode arc instead of being crunched down to 90 minutes, but it delivers in the end, and lets you look forward to the next in the sequence without beating you over the head with the half-assed open ending. There were so many plot points that could have been expanded into their own <more>
episodes, I would have much enjoyed further detail on the relationship with Two-Horns and Olympus, and even the backstory of the villains themselves. Solid voice acting and direction deliver the goods and the action is solid and engaging.
I wasnt sure what to expect. And other than the rubbish soundtrack dubstep This was a very very good movie. Had so much in it. Every scene you had no idea what would happen next. Contrary to another reviewers comment i though this had brilliant character development. Not boring and dragged out like so many other shows and movies. By the end of the film your really left liking these characters and hoping they succeed in there quest. And the action was awesome for me and anyone else who loves mechas and the like. This was my first appleseed and i can say that i am now a fan.Bri is badass as <more>
F-! Definitely a new favorite hero for me. Hope a next one comes soon! I also recommend the Resident Evil Animation Trilogy as it has the same graphics style which i really like.Bravo director and co. You've made truly wonderful film!
Appleseed is one of my favourite anime series of all time. I think the magic of the series is the relationship of Deunan and Briareos, which is the main "glue" which holds the series together.This movie cements that with an early look at their pre-ESWAT days, Especial Weapons & Tactics for those not in the know.Unlike the first movie Appleseed and its follow-up Ex Machina, there are no glittering towers of beautiful buildings or people/bioroids living in a harmonious Utopia in the city of Olympus. This is a bombed to Hell urban landscape of mankind's own making and Deunan <more>
and Briareos do their best to exist in it while keeping sane and still in love with each other.The CGI is good, NOT great, but still very good at conveying this while the story, involving stopping a madman cyborg from kick starting another war is involving and action packed.It's also nice to hear David Matranga and Luci Christian continuing to do the voice acting for these two, I don't think Appleseed would be the same with these two talented voice actors.Our two heroes do their best and there are moments of real passion of dialogue in the movie, also some fun moments with witty banter while they take down battle droids out in the dust bowls of former cities reduced to dust.In summation, if your looking for a great intro to the Appleseed story, this is a good place to start, you'll see great action, good anime and a hint at the end of a follow-up movie which will no doubt continue their relationship when they reach Paradise Olympus .
This is one of the most amazing animated Cyberpunk films I've seen since Akira and Cyber City.This production is truly up there with works such as Final Fantasy The Spirits within.The level of art and realism in this movie is incredible.If your a fan of Cyberpunk your going to love this film.What annoyed me about the film and in fact the only thing that annoyed me was the artists vision for Deunan.Essentially the issue is that for someone who is wearing armored body jacket gear, I found myself questioning 'what is the point'. The issue is that she's wearing armor but her front <more>
section has her tits basically hanging in the breeze with a lousy tank top that says, 'hey shoot here, I'm an open target'. What's the point of wearing armor of you essentially expose yourself to having your tits blown off? So very poor gear for Deunan but everything else in the film is superb. I'm getting the sex sells vibe but seriously, Appleseed doesn't need this clichéd marketing nonsense. It would sell just as well without it and the story would actually benefit by taking into consideration some serious thought about the characters.Appleseed deserves outfits for it's characters that make sense, not just stupid nonsense that some weird persons wet dream is made of.Nothing to give away here, go watch the movie if your a fan of the series you will not be disappointed except for the obvious technical error that stands out like a raw prawn.An instant Cyberpunk classic.
An excellent reinterpretation of the source material (by iamgerardthomas)
Hands down, 'Alpha' is the best interpretation for the original Manga to date.While many bemoan Alpha as being 'Westernised' or not Animé, the reality is that the 5 'book' Manga series originally published in English by Marvel's offshoot, Studio Proteus, and then later by Dark Horse was never overly Japanese in its styling and indeed, most of the central characters are not Japanese but rather from 'all over'.The 2004 Appleseed movie, with Studio IG on production, was quite successful at blending 3D and Animé. Using the crispness derived from 3D but <more>
keeping it to a stylised rendering style, it delivered a nicely balanced form of 3D Animé. Films like 'Ex Machina', and even the 'Appleseed XIII' mini series which was a Studio IG production failed in my mind by departing with this style and trying to create what could best be described as a realistic Animé, and ultimately not succeeding on any front - Ex machina not helped by the fact it was just a poor film all round.Where Alpha succeeds, is that it creates a realistic interpretation of Shirow's character and hardware design, in a way is so much closer to the Manga series than anything to date. Where the 2004 Appleseed was Animé at the next level, Alpha takes Appleseed out of the Animé realm and moves it to pseudo reality; the world depicted in the pages of the Manga have become real enough that you could walk outside and touch it.There is no doubt that the technical mastery of the CG space here gives the viewer moments where one has to really stop and ask themselves if what they are seeing is real or CG. Shirow himself said when talking about Alpha:"The challenge with CG production is that, as you get more photo-realistic, you lose the ability to use over-the-top anime-style expression without being unnatural. And if you go too anime, the realistic expression becomes out of place. Mr. Aramaki showed great skills for the previous films with anime style, but I was very excited to see the realistic textures with damages the post-war environment visuals and lighting effects. My first impression was, in a positive way, that it looked like today's state-of-the-art video games."Story wise, Alpha is an interesting interpretation of the first book of the series. Characters and events have been drawn out of the Manga and reassembled to form a new story. So if you know the Manga, there will be more than a few moments where you will recognise a scenario or character but realise they are not where they should be. Regardless, Alpha is entertaining enough, maybe more so if you are intimate with the Manga series, to provide an enjoyable experience.But it's not all trumps. Why is Deunan running around in combat armour/gear with her bust hanging out? Does Iris need to be in that skin suit? And the very sultry combat cyborg?? There is more than a slight smack of 'boyish' sexism going on here that, while on the surface seems harmless, really just reeks of the 'boys club' that's being talked about all over in regards to the movie industry. There was zero purpose to portray Deunan in the manner that has been done and in fact, I found it to a 'jolt', preventing me from being fully immersed into the movie. In this aspect, Alpha disappoints in a big way. What could have been really good was let down by some guys not getting away from their screens enough.Overall though Appleseed Alpha is worth watching once, twice, maybe even three times, something I could not say of Ex Machina.