|John Eric D.||
September 29, 2014
this film is godlike. its the inspiration of all cyberpunk films. The best sci-fi cyberpunk film of all time
September 28, 2014
Its a great movie, and pure eye candy for animators and anime fans in general. The plot does tend to become cryptic but thats what happens when you try to compress over 600 pages of manga into a movie.
September 27, 2014
Essential viewing for fans of beautiful animation.
September 21, 2014
After learning that the film Chronicle used this as an inspiration I knew I had to see this. Now this film isn't as good as Chronicle, but it's still a blast to watch. My only complaint was that the last 30 minutes of the film had way too much going on and made it a little difficult to keep up.
September 20, 2014
För att uppskatta denna rulle bör man nog vara hardcore fan av Manga....jag är det inte och finner den rätt rörig och rent ut sagt dålig. Har läst några av serierna den bygger på och dom är inte oväntat bättre.
January 30, 2012
It's a movie that sticks with you and that you won't soon forget.
October 24, 2007
La obra maestra definitiva e indiscutible del Anime japonés. "Akira" es una obra maestra con imágenes tanto poéticas como poderosas que hay que ver para creer. La trama hiper-compleja amerita varias repeticiones y su final apocalíptico hace evidentes todos los traumas enclavados en el inconsciente colectivo del Japón post-Hiroshima y Nagaski.
September 13, 2014
The animation is breathtaking and the story is compelling, I can see why Akira has attained such a high spot in cinematic history.
August 29, 2014
Striking,bold and absolutely beautiful animation!.Akira fits the list of one of the most entertaining Animated movies ever made.This is arguably the father of Anime for it being a major influence by so many other Anime movies of today.One can also argue that this is the first "Mature" Animation,taking into the account the amount of violence and rebellion seen in it and crude language which was never before seen in Western animation.A spectacular treat for any movie lover and truly one of the best animated films of all time!
August 28, 2014
Akira" is a Japanese animated film based on Katsuhiro Otomo's graphic novel about a motorcycle gang in Tokyo Japan in 2019, set 30 plus years after a nuclear war. Japan has rebuilt and is now double its former size. If you are not aware of the Akira comics, chances are you will be hopelessly lost. Otomo also writes and directs here and he goes to great lengths to throw massive amounts of images at the viewer in rapid succession.
Akira is extreme violent and bloody. The composition is well thought out. For instance the motor cycles are interesting in design and leave a cool light trail behind as they ride along. I also liked the overall design of the film, the futuristic Japan imagined in 1984 is amazingly close to todays modern Tokyo Japan.
The framing of shots I found confusing and hard to follow. For instance in the grand finale when the protagonist is turning into a giant blob a POV of the blob is used and I literally got motion sickness and had to look away from the screen. Also many extreme close ups are used and add to the difficulty I had following scenes progression.
I have heard that Akira was ground breaking for it's time and that it's status as a cult film is assured. I just was not feeling it.
Much of the animation seemed cliche and the dialogue cheesy. I really found this movie a chore to watch. I had to pause the film and walk away many times before I could finish it. I watched both the dubbed version and the version with sub titles in order to fully grasp the story.
Hollywood has been trying to make a westernized version of the novels for years with many of the current "it" young actors and directors attached at one time or another. I find it interesting that white actors are always being considered.
August 25, 2014
Much too deep for me. Some strange concepts in this manga based apocalyptic fantasy world. A very Japanese film. Rated as one of the best anime films about but really not to my liking. Got quickly bored by it.
June 9, 2013
Amazing animation, especially for the time, a pounding, almost primal, soundtrack, an amazing story, great characters, and one of the greatest mind-bending endings ever make this one of my favorite movies.
September 15, 2007
This film explores the devastating effect of power well, but mostly power used for evil. It glorifies the destruction aspect of it, seems to not be all that interested in the potential for creation. So I'm not that big a fan. If you like this movie, well... I'm pretty sure I don't like it. If you see it, I can't promise it'll make you a better person. I can't promise it'll be worth it. It's just blood and violence and the lesson learned seems to be that power corrupts absolutely, but I would just argue that whoever gets that power and uses it wrong was corrupt to begin with, they just now have the means to carry out their corrupt ways easier. So yeah, blah blah, I can respect some things about it, but I still don't like it. And I don't think it's essential viewing (not that anything is, but there are plenty of movies that I would recommend before this).
August 5, 2014
A film that left me at a loss for words. An incredible experience. I would describe it as the film equivalent of a spiritual awakening.
August 3, 2014
The plot of Akira is ultra confusing and convoluted at times but this is still a sci-fi film that features amazing animation and fantastic ideas. It's one of my fav's!
August 1, 2014
One of the best anime films I've ever seen. As violent as it is good.
July 31, 2014
THE BEST OF TE BEST NOTHING BUT GREATNESS
July 29, 2014
Very impressive animation combined with an interesting and well-paced story.
February 26, 2011
An astonishing piece of animation that is simply a must-see for anyone who loves the medium.
July 26, 2014
A real hallmark of animation, bolstered by its high production values and chilling dystopian vision of post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo, as political corruption sends this city tailspinning into utter bedlam. Katsuhiro Otomo is officially one of my favorite filmmakers.