Re: [manji] Avalon
- I hurd a lot abut this movie a year ago. But I haven't seen it in any of our cinemas. :(Didn't know they used polish military stuff in it. All I hurd was that is was futuristic and someone ceapt babling about atlantis... *comfused*/melinda----- Original Message -----From: modelfocus@...Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2002 3:17 AMSubject: Re: [manji] AvalonIn a message dated 4/29/02 5:55:06 PM Pacific Daylight Time, savage_indigestion@... writes:
Went to the cinema a few hours ago. Saw Avalon.
The first 'real' movie of Mamoru Oshii, the maker of known animes as
Ghost in the Shell (poor adaptation) and Patlabor.
I think he made 2 "real" movies in the 1980's. I heard they were kinda like Jin-Roh
This movie, filmed
in Poland, is about an illegal computergame in which players have to
kill each other in a virtual world. It's highly addictive and
dangerous, as some minds get sucked up. Most players form teams to
get the highest levels more easily. Player Ash (a woman) is on the
search towards the hidden level, where most players leave their
Visually good, the scenes in the computergame are very
innovative and cool. The beginning scene was wow.
However, this movie was bad, very bad. It's hardly Japanese as Oshii
tries to make it artsy with opera music and pseudo nice images. I
suspect that the art coordinator he hired and whose name shows up
regulary in the movie is his new girlfriend or that the fact that he
used many equipment from the polish army forced him to do
concessions. The plot is nihil and badly worked out. A crying shame
as he could have done way better.
Melinda said HK movies never have plots, well this (Japanese) movie
didn't even have cool actionscenes nor mighty stances...
I saw this movie just last week. I liked it. The "art", the acting, story, etc. Maybe becuase I also liked Ghost in the Shell. Ash even looks like Major Kusanagi! It's a movie that make's you ask questions rather than answer them. Did you see the Japanese language version or the Polish language version? What city did you watch it? I'd love to see it on the big screen. I heard there's gonna be a US version soon.
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- Wow, I just watched this movie yesterday and was really surprised to
find a thread about it here. Actually I should say I watched half of
it -_-;; I felt bad giving up on it, but I just couldn't get thru it.
I dunno, it was neat in some parts but over-all I found it horribly
boring and depressing. Dunno, I admit that maybe I just didn't 'get'
it, the deeper meaning or whatever. But it just didn't grab me enough
for me to care to try *shrugs*.