bittah.com!~ [Movie] Space Pirate Captain Harlock
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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.
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)cannot emphasise enough that this is a "cgi movie"
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.
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.
i'm in it for the CGI, which delivers