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Spriggan (2001)

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Animator of the groundbreaking animé classic Akira, Katsuhiro Otomo was the executive producer for this two-fisted Raiders of the Lost Ark-like animated action-adventure flick, based on a manga by Hiroshi Takashige and Ryoji Minagawa. The film opens with members of the secret organization Arkam rooting around on Mt. Ararat -- the supposed landing spot of Noah's Arc. They not only find the Arc, they also discover death in the guise of a powerful magnetic beam that blasts them to nothing and takes

Apr 23, 2002

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Characterisation is regulation thin, plotting largely nonsensical, 'camerawork' and effects increasingly pyrotechnical until an amazing final light show inside the Ark.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Much of Spriggan feels like an apocalyptic Arnold Schwarzenegger cartoon, with lots of automatic gunfire, rivers of blood and dialogue that could have been written by a theologically inclined 11-year-old with a thing for explosions.

October 11, 2001 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
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This animated 1998 actioner about a Japanese superspy out to defend the world's most guarded archaeological secrets from evil Americans has to be seen to be believed.

March 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The Spriggan are specially trained troops placed all over the world for the purpose of guarding historical artifacts - kinda sci-fi Indiana Joneses if you will.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Newcomers to anime would be better off checking out the likes of Ghost in the Shell, but fans of the genre won't be disappointed.

September 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

What this one has above many of its stablemates is a storyline that favours fanciful 'reality' over unbridled science-fiction extravaganza.

August 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Visuals are all that this movie has going for it. If the sound system in your theater dies, it won't make any difference.

November 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

A better-than-average anime adventure.

October 25, 2001 Full Review Source: Oregonian
Oregonian

Kawasaki can stage an action sequence with the best of them.

October 12, 2001 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though 'Spriggan' manages to be both ludicrously convoluted and peculiarly childish, its worst fault is that it's mind-numbingly violent.

October 12, 2001 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

It's often fun to look at, if that's your bag, but when Yu defensively exclaims, 'We can't all be Schwarzenegger,' you know how low they've set the bar.

October 11, 2001
New Times

Audience Reviews for Spriggan

Not bad.. wanted a little more though, good enough for an old Animation Film.. There are better ones these days ha ha ha ^_^
August 14, 2009
EightThirty

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Spriggan rocks! Spectacular action-adventure animation that compelling mix of Raiders of the Lost Ark and James Bond adventures.
February 5, 2007
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Dean McKenna

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One of the cooler anime films I've seen.
November 22, 2006
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