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Posted October 1, 2010
Many things right, more things wrong.
''Metropolis'' is the perfect example of a movie with more bone than meat. I watched it because it was directed by Rintaro of ''X'' fame and written by Katsuhiro Otomo of the brilliant ''Akira''. I don't say this often about such big names, but this movie stunk. It was slow paced and badly animated, or as my brother put it: ''it looks like Disney animation!'' ''Metropolis'' could've been a smash success if the character design wasn't so annoying and the animation was better thought out. Most of the funding by Tri-Star went into badly done Computer Generated animation that looks like it was done in a week. The lighting through the movie is a major problem; the characters look flat and dark compared to their bright and shiny surroundings and many of the antagonists' characters are too cartoony to be evil. The story, however was exceedingly well crafted and looks very good on paper (manga to be precise). This movie suffers from having too much money and not enough brains to know what to do with it. Some of the scenes are well thought out and executed, but who can concentrate on the story when the characters look as if they're the fat cousins of Yu-Gi-Oh?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.