Appleseed: Ex Machina Reviews
I was not at all disappointed. This is visually astonishing and the character development runs VERY deep if you have seen the '04 film. A must see for any scifi, action, or animation fans. This is the new standard for CG film. There are a few hiccups, but I'll need to rewatch before I can compile a list of complaints.
At least it looked kinda cool, I guess.
The story is alright, but the visuals make it well worth a look.
I give it 3 stars because the action was so impressive along with the voiceovers.
Shinji Aramaki: "Okay, for this next scene, Deunan rides a grappling hook wire up a building and lands on the rooftop."
John Woo: "Excuse me, but...wouldn't it be better if Deunan shot some sorry n!&&@ on the way down?"
Woo: "In slow-motion, of course."
Shinji: "Brilliant! Now... in the next scene, Deunan and Briareos are shooting some cyborgs..."
Woo: "...And they're back-to-back, right?"
Woo: "Then we show a slow-motion close-up of falling bullet casings?"
Shinji: "...Yes! Exactly right, Woo-san!"
Woo: "And then, in this one establishing shot of Olympus, we could have white doves..."
Woo: "And then, for this next scene, instead of Triareos just shooting at the car, he should dive sideways-- in slow-motion of course-- shooting as he flies through the air."
Woo: "Shinji, why don't you sit this one out?"