Appleseed (12A)

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Time Out says

Tue Aug 16 2005

After battling through the aftermath of a ruinous global war, female supersoldier Deunan is introduced to Olympus, a utopian city shared by people and genetically engineered ‘bioroids’, who lack extreme emotion and reproductive function. When the human-led military turns against this ‘upstart’ species, the consequences could be calamitous… Set in a now-familiar post-apocalyptic universe of robo-rubble, sparkling citadels and supercomputers wired up to wrinkly old sages, Shinji Aramaki’s anime action-adventure is outstanding in technical if not narrative terms. Opening with the kind of fight scene you can expect on your home console in a few generations’ time, it offers astonishingly rendered cityscapes and car chases and naturalistic organic movements – though the actual character design tends towards the large-eyed schoolgirl type. Which isn’t to say the women are weak: in fact they dominate, with the enemy identified by the attributes of maleness, anger and militarism. The story remains inane, though, crow-barring great wodges of indigestible exposition between scenes of various kinds of hypertechnology pummelling seven shades of shit out of each other.
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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Fri Aug 19, 2005

Duration:

103 mins

Cast and crew

Producer:

SORI

Director:

Shinji Aramaki

Voices:

Ai Kobayashi, Yuki Matsuoka, Jurota Kosugi

Music:

Ryuichi Sakamoto

Screenwriter:

Haruka Handa, Tsutomu Kamishiro

Production Designer:

Shinji Aramaki

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