Origin: Spirit of the Past
Time Out says
Mixing sharp CG backdrops – pumping pistons and future war machines – with cartoony hand-drawn characters, the film covers similar eco-parable terrain to Miyazaki’s ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’ (1984) as well as forthcoming Pixar charmer ‘Wall-E’, but with the grace and heart of neither. Awkward allusions to consumerism, military dictatorship in times of strife and the need for environmental caution lead to a final showdown in the belly of a volcano which should be epic. It’s not.