Thursday, July 23, 2009

Origin - Spirits of the Past

Another movie I watched during my movie marathon was Origin - Spirits of the Past. Well, the movie began with a great start. The art is just simply amazing! Absolutely breathtaking sequences. Only the opening sequence alone is worth seeing the movie for, and the music that plays over it is gorgeous. The movie presents us the classic struggle between man and nature, as it is displayed in some crumbling town, a militaristic city, and the dangerous forest. Modern humanity as we know it is represented in this movie by a man and a girl who have each reawakened in this distorted future where man is at war with nature. They both decide that nature should be the boss on this planet. However, the good stuff basically ends there. In short, this movie is great visually, but it doesn't have much of a plot.

The first half of the movie was actually great, but the second half is terrible. Basically, we have some guy chasing this girl for a while and screaming her name a few times. Then he realizes that, hey, everyone can be at peace by just changing their perspective and guess what? Fucking everyone else agrees with him and they all become better people. Even if the movie may not be the anime of the year nor even have the best story, nevertheless it's still something worth watching.

Graphics 9/10
Sound 8/10
Storyline 7.5/10
Characters 7.5/10
Overall 8/10


kluxorious said...

I'll watch this based on the animation alone. I'm a sucker for quality.

Jura said...

You missed the point of the whole movie.

Sapphire Pyro said...

I'm more of a story>art person . . . but is the quality of this really good enough to make up for the story? I'm having second thoughts x_x I want to save myself from headaches . . .

Anonymous said...

Who designed the art in the first 4 minutes of the movie? Part of it was in the trailer above.