Blame!: Tanmatsu Ikou Toshi
Blame!: The Ancient Terminal City
Blame!: The Movie
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Notables: Animation - POLYGON PICTURES
R1 License - Viz Media (Shopro)
In the distant technological future, civilization has reached its ultimate Net-based form. An "infection" in the past caused the automated systems to spiral out of order, resulting in a multi-leveled city structure that replicates itself infinitely in all directions. Now humanity has lost access to the city's controls, and is hunted down and purged by the defense system known as the Safeguard. In a tiny corner of the city, a little enclave known as the Electro-Fishers is facing eventual extinction, trapped between the threat of the Safeguard and dwindling food supplies. A girl named Zuru goes on a journey to find food for her village, only to inadvertently cause doom when an observation tower senses her and summons a Safeguard pack to eliminate the threat. With her companions dead and all escape routes blocked, the only thing that can save her now is the sudden arrival of Killy the Wanderer, on his quest for the Net Terminal Genes, the key to restoring order to the world.
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105-minute film released on May 20, 2017.
Animated by Polygon Pictures.
Licensed by Viz Media.
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Watch 10 10 9 6 6 Ggultra2764 [series:3712#1552]
Blame plays out like many sci-fi films set in post-apocalyptic worlds in that humanity's fighting for survival against some sort of robotic threat until a powerful hero comes along to aid them and serve as their savior to aid in humanity's survival. In this case, the cyborg Gilly aiding a small colony of humans against the rapidly advancing technology of the city that continues to develop enemy robots to wipe out humanity. The film does offer some solid world building and plot development in exploring Blame's world, and also sports very impressive 3D-CG animation that is very fluid and pleasing on the eyes for the most part in spite of some close-up camera angles usually ruining the impressive sight due to the unnatural rendering of faces. This said though, Blame's premise is still very familiar for sci-fi fans as it doesn't break any new ground and there's little fleshing out of characters since the film's more focused on advancing through this plot, greatly limiting any connection that can be made to them. The film's worth a rental or quick view if you just want a night to enjoy a sci-fi action film. But it doesn't offer anything too deep or profound to have you coming back for multiple views.

Last updated Wednesday, July 03 2019. Created Wednesday, July 03 2019.

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