|Starring:||Anna Paquin, Alfred Molina, Patrick Stewart|
|Genres:||Animated, Family, World Cinema|
|Studio:||SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Mar 2006|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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DreamedBy EricBlaum from Leicestershire , 27 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]The kind of thing Fred Dibnah might have dreamed after being force fed cheese, while watching a Japanime marathon.
If youve always felt that Akira could be improved with a cameo appearance from George Stevenson, or that the key element missing from the Great Exhibition was a display of steam powered robot warriors, then this might be the film for you.
I say might advisedly. Id have thought that a feature length steam-punk anime would not so much be right up my street, as clanking down the drive and hammering on the door with its soulless, piston-like arms, but I still found this strangely unloveable.
I dunno. Maybe it was the peculiar accents. Or the annoying American girl. Or the simplistic Victorian geo-politics. But something didnt quite fit. Good, but not the industrial strength triumph I was expecting.
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It was boringBy Domzo (51 reviews) , 14 Nov 2011It....BORED....me. I love anime generally, but this was pretty kak.
If you only want to watch awesome artwork coupled with lots of KA-BLOOEY! Then yeah. Watch it. If you want storyline, pass it on.
I Love Anime...By Teddybean (18 reviews) from Hampton , 26 May 2010...but I'm less likely to watch this one again! I much prefer Howls Moving castle, or spirited away to this!
DisappointingBy Bartez from North Wales , 09 Dec 2009Ten years to make and most expensive anime film of all time? They obviously spent all the money on the artists and ran out when it came to the voice over actors and plot writers. The characters were very type cast and even though they might have been '3D' they were more one dimensional. The main character boy had the worse accent ever. It was overly long as well. I actually fast forwarded though parts. It's supposed to be in the same league as Spirited Away or Tororo etc. but it's not. It's over-hyped.
No Japanese DialogueBy a customer from NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE , 21 May 2009No Japanese dialogue and I cannot stomach dubbing so it got a 5 minute scan. Very European feel to it. Difficult to tell as an adult but seemed to fall into the catagory of one of those created by well-meaning adults with an idea of what is good/edifying for kids.. but the kids may think it's a load of mushy tosh and prefer wathcing something like Naruto.
Really DisappointingBy Stormo (2 reviews) from Reading , 01 Apr 2009Where to start?
The awful mockney accents? The really annoying children 'heroes' who you just want to shut up? The characters who have all been lifted straight from Laputa (which is awesome) and then made into gurning oafs?
Its a non-stop disaster of a movie, I used to be a massive fan of anime, Guyver, Akira, Fist of the north star, Project Ako, Howls moving castle etc and have been away from the scene for ages, and I thought this would be a good way to re-kindle my love for off the wall animation and great stories.
No - its put me off for life. If this is what Anime has turned into you can keep it!
Really, really disappointing.