Saturday, October 9, 2010

Akira (1988)

I have no idea what this movie is about.

But very few people do.

Still, it is hailed as the greatest animated feature in cinematic history, by millions of people all over the world.

The animation alone is enough to tan your eyeballs and the wonderful cityscape is brought to life with such attention to detail and atmosphere, it almost rivals Blade Runner.

Best of all is that its not a movie for children. The Japanese have a whole other level of respect for animation, and treat it not as simple colors to entertain kids who are not yet able to understand anything else, but as high-grade art.

Go to bed Disney.

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3 comments:

  1. Hey Bro...

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  2. For some reason, my second comment is not published. Briefly I just want to say that I am not looking for advertising space on your comments page. Please delete my comment with no hard feelings.

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