Super creative with the little details I found as well, like each characters different functionality and their contribution to the story. Also enjoyed the pace of the film right front beginning to end.
It has moments of suspense, loss, fear, heartbreak and triumph. Just a great cinematic experience overall. Worth the watch over and over again.
Pretty interesting concept. Made me think of Harry Potter and Voldemort's horcruxes with the idea of splitting one's soul. At least in this scenario murdering innocents isn't a necessity.
Really good animations. Impressive action filled with "holy shit did that just happen" moments. But it's lacking characterization, backstory, and it was about 30 minutes too short.
If you're interested in post-apocalyptic movies, this is an intriguing one. Not spectacular but worth the watch.
The time is the too-near future. Powered and enabled by the invention known as the Great Machine, the world's machines have turned on mankind and sparked social unrest, decimating the human population before being largely shut down. But, as our world fell to pieces, a mission began to salvage the legacy of civilization; a group of small creations was given the spark of life by a scientist in the final days of humanity, and they continue to exist post-apocalypse.
If anything, this film looks beautiful. I think this animation looks amazing, especially for a film that's reaching a decades age. I applaud Tim Burton, Shane Acker, the animation team, and everyone else who helped with the visuals. This film looks better than most animations these days. I love the look of the environment and the precise detail of the characters are fantastic. If anything, this film is visually spectacular.
As for the story, this film has a really interesting premise, and one that's darker than your traditional animation. As for the actual execution, there's a lot of things this film could've improved on. With such a short run time, it felt like this film was rushing the story along way too quick. There wasn't much world building and I would've loved to learn more about this post apocalyptic world. In fact, I didn't really care what happened here. That's because they move way too quick and it did nothing but hurt this movie.
The character development was also really poor. We don't really learn much about any of the characters, which leads to a lack of connection with them. I could've cared less about what happened to them. They made an attempt to separate the personalities of all the characters and they did do a decent job of that, however, we don't get too attached to any of the characters, so it makes it hard to root for them.
There are some cool moments and some neat shots in this film, but its inconsistency and lackluster execution prevent this film from being something really special.