For this post I’ll be reviewing a movie, suggested by Yakui, called “Dead Leaves” which seems interesting by the color.
As the movie begins we find ourselves in a situation with no sense at all, and protagonists who are aware. Personalities so far are entertaining and unique, yet Pandy’s personality seems eerily familiar. Not familiar to a specific character, but multiple ones. A basis for the average strong female protagonist. Retro on the other hand is fantastically unique and witty, strange misshapen head giving more expressive support than giant eyeballs in many animes. The environment becomes amazingly artistic. Bizarre, yet metaphorical. The protagonists turn out to be criminals after losing their memory; shooting policemen who were all designed the same, either for dehumanization or laziness. Either is fine of course. Five minutes in, you’re already catching glimpses of this setting.
Five minutes in, I’m admiring the hell out of Retro, questioning Pandy’s significance, and going all out on the design. Was all about the colors, sharpness, and shadowing.10 minutes in and you’ve realized just how hard it is being a clone, and not considered naturally made in the universe. Pretty philosophical. Action scenes go absolutely insane, yet unlike corny giant swords and spirit energy moves, every twist and turn drags those colors and shadowing along with it. Big plus. However, this specific scene extents for a fairly long period of time, not revealing much about the plot besides how our two protagonists, Retro and Pandy, are somehow superior in fighting skills and intellect than that of other surrounding characters, not to mention aware of what is where in this massive moon prison.
About 25 minutes in…we are on a train to the docking bay, and our protagonists find out they were actually spies, one of them being pregnant from screwing earlier. 32 minutes in, and the prisoner with a drill dick is…drilling through the attacker. Not too confusing anymore, what with the doctor managing to explain everything for whatever reason. Anyways, attackers are taken out, and 35 minutes in, Pandy confronts some strange character behind a mask. Clearly our antagonist.
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