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|Starring:||Rin Seo, Ju-Hye Ko, Doo-Hong Jung, Doo-hong Jung, Eun-Pyo Jeong, Chang Yun, Jae-un Lee, Ji-Tae Yu, Ji-tae Yu|
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||23 Aug 2004|
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Beautifully filmed but slow as a snail !!By Tim Hall from Llangwm, Pembrokeshire , 23 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Superb cinematography and excellent CGI are the only benefits of this film. I found it exceptionally slow, overlong and an extremely disappointing 'cop-out' ending. Incidentally note this is subtitled and not dubbed into English. Personally if 'Blade-runneresque' is your thing stick to that, The Matrix, Equilibrium etc.
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men prefer dollsBy juradino (815 reviews) from London , 27 Mar 2012Picks up Blade Runner and runs with it with some up to date effects and, well, original noodles. Touches of Fifth Element and Casshern make it interesting even if derivative. Cop falls in love with cyborg, gets into AI smuggling to try and prolong her life, but failing it comes across disgraced neuro surgeon who found way to implant cyborg mind into human brain. In meantime cyborgs invaded neuro institute to prolong their lives programmed for 3 years. Great visuals.
AWESOME, I MEAN AWFUL.By oli74 (44 reviews) from email@example.com , 16 Dec 2011I found this film to be a Blade Runner/Matrix rip off. Looks brilliant in places ad not in others. The story didn't know which thread to follow for me so flip-flopped around between them. A bit dull if truth be told.
Slow Starter But Get Into It And You'll Find It's More Than Worth It.By a customer from Belfast , 17 Jan 2009To be honest, 20mins in and I was confused by speedy imagery that wasn't really showing much of anything.
But then it slows down and takes its time but you need the time to feel for these characters, take in the important plot elements to get the twist, and drink in the universe they've built up for the film.
As a film, by the end, it was really worth it but it felt more like you were getting an opportunity to become immersed in the world these people live in while this specific story is taking place.
You feel how small these people are in this big world and that only serves to heighten the effect of their acts to save that city, that way of life.
Don't look at it as another Blade Runner, its not, some elements did have similarity but it was mostly what comes with the man/machine sci/fi genre.
It's very much worth the time onces its done, if you push thru the introduction scenes.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008From my star rating you'll see I'm in the could-not-wait-for-the-finish camp. It is stylish, beautiful etc but that's like saying a film has good camera work, ok as far as it goes, but it's not enough to entertain and engross.
About the only thing that does hold your attention is trying to work what the hell is actually going on, which to begin with appears more complicated than it is. Then you realise how utterly flat the whole thing really is.
Unusual but not worth the time.
Customer ReviewBy a customer from UK , 23 Jun 2008This film could have been so good. The effects, set design and costumes were spot on and the conjuration of a futuristic world although heavily influenced by Bladerunner was some of the best I've seen in any sci-fi film of late i.e. very tasty eye candy.
However, if you are going to include cyborg ninjas in your story make sure the people doing the fighting are good - the whole film was let down by v poor fight sequences. When you have films out there like the Matrix, The One etc. with excellent choreographed fights to see some people flailing around like amatuers is frankly embarassing...