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Giniro no kami no Agito
Meh, another case of a movie with great looking visuals and animation yet barely puts together enough of a cohesive plot to keep things rolling along. I'll admit the movie had some interesting looking characters and the opener song was enough of a treat for me to listen to. But with said characters not being fully fleshed-out and a poor attempt at trying to express morals on man and nature a la Nausicaa, Origins: Spirits of the Past is worthwhile only as a one-time rental for the eye-candy that wouldn't be worth seeing again multiple times.
Last updated Wednesday, May 25 2011. Created Wednesday, May 25 2011.
Giniro no kami no Agito
Humm ….. I have some very mixed feelings about this movie. The animation is outright amazing!! The loving attention to details and background scenes are just exquisite. The attention paid to the characters, while not as good, still works very well. |
But then we have the plot and storyline ... sigh. This 90-minute movie can be broken up into three different sections. The first 30-minutes are actually pretty good. The middle 30-minutes are OK and probably a RENT, and the last 30-minutes are clearly a WATCH. Just wait until you see the ultimate weapon and you will understand!! Having taken the basic storyline of Mononoke Hime with a strong SCI-FI spin, they then try to take a cheap way out by (clearly) stealing an idea from Hauru no Uguko Shiro – and it just does NOT WORK!! Sorry – this is NOT a Studio Ghibli title, although it tries to pretend that it is.
But since the quality of the animation cannot be denied and the plot does have it's charming moments and strong points, I feel justified in giving this series a RENT rating.
The music is also pretty good (so Stretch should be able to find some good sound tracks in this.) I like the Japanese/Celtic song which plays towards the end - it is a bit unusual.
This movie is well worth watching, but just don’t allowed yourself to get carried away until the closing scene.
I have posted some snaps of the movie.
Last updated Tuesday, March 17 2009. Created Saturday, July 15 2006.
|Official (Gonzo) Japanese Language Web Site||http://www.gin-iro.jp/|
|Wiki entry for this movie (English)||http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gin-iro_no_Kami_no_Agito|