To me, a movie with a lot of CGI that tries to pass itself as looking like reality is just impressive technology. However, a movie with a lot of CGI that tries to look more akin to something like a dream, a painting or something equally abstract, it becomes full-on art. Luckily, Writer/Director Kazuaki Kiriya seems to feel the same ways as I do, as now we have Goemon, his sophomore film, and the second of his movies to be almost entirely computer generated, but for purely artistic reasons. The scenery is colorful, kinetic and even literally glows with bright primary and secondary colors, and when viewing this, "does this look real" is not the question that will linger in your mind. Instead, one can only find themselves absorbed in the majesty of it all, as this movie is, sans perhaps Casshern before it, completely unlike anything else we have ever seen. The only problems come from what I like to call the "Micheal Bay Syndrome". No, not excessive cutting; no, not excessive explosions; no, not excessive use of cranes and/or dollies. Instead, the movie's one stagger comes in that sometimes the movie is so busy keeping your attention with vibrant and stylish visuals that it's easy to accidentally miss the story beats. The story contains numerous arcs, a couple of betrayals and multiple layers, so while Goemon may not have the best story around, it's quite good and requires that you pay at least a fair amount of attention to it. On the plus side, gone are the "just go with it" requirements that plagued Casshern, as well as over-whelmingly strong sociological statements. It also does not require numerous viewings to finally fully understand (except maybe a few fine details), and unlike Casshern, it's not so depressing that you just want to curl up and shut out the world. It has a somber ending to be sure, and the movie is rather powerful, but it's hardly overbearing, and isn't one of those movies where one has to be in a specific mind-set to enjoy it. It's epic but not lumbering, and it's emotional but not smothering. But most importantly, it sets out to tell a good story with an immense visual presentation, and it absolutely hits the mark.