Posted on 9/12/10 06:10 PM
The problem with entertainment these days is this: Some things entertain but lack moral substance, fueling the blood-spattered mindlessness so painfully common among audiences; and some things have deep, intelligent themes and morals not terribly common in entertainment yet fail to keep the typical American audience focused, forcing them to wade through a knee-deep swamp of bile in order to get to the delicious tootsie roll center of said themes and morals. Most of us don't even want to waste the time to even get near that swamp anyway. (And for the record, I'm a patient and mature viewer who is able to appreciate such things, but the current, average American audience seems otherwise.)
Fortunately, Tekkon Kinkreet is an original, visually stunning, action-packed movie whilst one of the deepest, most intelligent, heartfelt movies I've ever seen, and faithful to the source material to boot. It neither sacrifices emotion, themes, nor intelligence to make room for action and excitement yet keeps you absorbed and entertained more than enough to continue watching through this thrilling and gorgeous eye-feast.
"One of the best anime movies ever," boasts a review on the front cover. I say nay--Tekkon Kinkreet is among the best movies ever, period.