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Post » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:04 pm

[Movie] Space Pirate Captain Harlock

i have not seen the manga this was based on but just watched this total eye porn of a movie. similar look to the old final fantasy movie style of animation ... but better. possibly the best multiple space cruiser battles i've seen, reminds me of some of those eve battles on youtube.
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has a bit of a warhammer 40k vibe about it, i can't really say much about the plot without giving things away. the prelude to the movie is all very srs bsnss, the human population has spread across the galaxy reaching 500 billion. as resources become more and more scare everyone decides to come home but there's no way everyone can fit. so the 'homecoming war' takes place to decide who should have the privilege of returning to earth. a hundred years have passed since then, nobody won the right to claim the earth and the new council has declared earth a wildlife reservation, a beacon of beauty for everyone to aspire to etc. the movie starts with a guy trying to get recruited on the pirate ship and then it's high paced till the end, with frequent battle scenes.

it's not going to win any oscars, it's not going to challenge the way you think about our world, it's just pure CGI entertainment in space. loved it.
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Post » Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:59 pm

I've heard it's eye candy, but the story is horrendously shit. I really struggle to watch movies like that - like that old Final Fantasy Spirits Within - ahmaazing animation, but every sci-fi cliche and stereotype you could possible gather in a single movie.
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Post » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:09 pm

yup, that heavy handed message from spirits within is present in this movie too.
cannot emphasise enough that this is a "cgi movie" :wink:
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Post » Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:06 pm

Oh hey this things out on DVD now. Huzzah.
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Post » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:52 pm

Time loops fucking everywhere jesus oh god help.
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Post » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:14 pm

cannot emphasise enough that this is a "cgi movie" :wink:
True - but just because it's rendered doesnt mean it has to be shit. I mean come on - if you're going to all that effort to make it look so amazing, why not invest some time in the goddamned plot/characters etc too. Frustrates the fuck out of me - I'm looking at you Ultramarines! (although they didnt go to fuckall effort with that ones animation)
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Post » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:38 pm

I don't care, I still really like Advent Children.
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Post » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:00 pm

I just cant condone bad writing.
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Post » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:28 pm

When a film has distinctive goals and manages to achieve those goals then it should be considered a good film in at least that respect. Advent Children was obviously devised by a bunch of people sitting around brainstorming in the manner of "Hey you know what would be more awesome than Sephiroth? 3 Sephiroths!" (board room attendees gasp in astonishment and the caterer faints) and dat Buhamet fight. I cri evrytiem. Oh oh and the Tifa fight! And the Mako forrest fight were Cloud gets wrecked then Vincent shows up with his boss ass cape. Yeah, masturbation is awesome.

That said Captain Harlock was kind of a mess, the space battles were fantastic, the pirate raid/boarding scenes were tops, but goddamn it was less coherent than Advent Children, or was it? Shit I don't know, having the story be a mess as the point of the story is a silly state of affairs.
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Post » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:21 pm

heh, i forget how many times the main character changed teams. i found that quite amusing :wink:

there's a limit to how much can be lost in translation or put down to plain old cultural differences before the cringe takes hold.
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i'm in it for the CGI, which delivers
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