Admiral's Review of Tekkon kinkurīto (Tekkonkinkreet)
this is one strange film. don't get me wrong, it was brilliant but really strange.
it was the most wonderful and exotic mix of animation techniques, making for an increadibly up-beat feast for the eyes. truely stunning. conversely the story was increadibly dark and sinister following two young boys who are petty criminals trying to become top dogs in the cities underworld through a campaign of terror and violence (and when i say violence there are some shockingly violent sequences).
the two halves seem utterly at odds with one another, but sit together with surprising ease (although you do have to keep reminding yourself not to concertrate on one in favour of the other.)
it didn't get a higher rating from me, because it became increasingly arty and indulgent. and the 'explination' squence lasted forever, even becoming quite tedious, and uttimately explained nothing.
worth watching, certainly. worth skipping the bits you find boring and rewatching the bts you liked, absolutely.