Tuesday, May 14, 2002

[Metropolis image]

I just saw Metropolis (the anime version), which goes down as one of the greatest animated films I’ve ever seen.

Unfortunately, it’s one of those films that can’t be easily described or quantified. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and probably never will. It’s beautiful, engaging, complex, and direct. The plot is simple but that lets you sink your teeth right into the complexities of the issues and the characters. This is a tough film, and a painful one at times. And yet…and yet I love it.

I love it. It is both tragic and inspiring. It is, in some ways, the exact opposite of Miyazaki films, while in other respects it is very like Miyazaki films (Nausica

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