But to talk more of this plot, it is less interesting and the characters are less compelling than the 2004 release. In this one, the "appleseed" itself does not really come into play, and Duenen and Hitomi are underdeveloped. Still, this Briaros feels more like this character should as opposed to the forced plot element of "he must act machine like" in 04 version.
The art, particularly the background renderings are well done, and for this era, pretty impeccable compared to what few other animated features of this time period I've seen. Still, there is more gunfire than there is story in this one, but perhaps I have that bias because I had seen the 04 first and already understood the "Olumpus" culture. There's some funny (perhaps intentional) change in lettering e.g. "ALART". The gunplay is well done, especially for anime of this era, and the "final stage" of primary villain design is great.