I must admit that initial reason for picking this movie was the soundtrack by Paul Oakenfold but I ended up loving the movie. Overall visually it was stunning, nothing less than you would expect from the high tech Japanese animation and the story was very interesting. I won't dissect what the main story was; in a nutshell America gets involved with Japan after ten years of seclusion and secret bio engineering projects are starting to threaten man kind. Humans and robots start to mix forming an eerie combination that has no good ending in sight for anyone. It's up to SWORD members to break into the tightly secured country but even the best plans have meager chances of success as robots try to keep everyone out. The secret that is brewing was chilling and I found the story to be fascinating, I was totally absorbed even thought the movie was long and thrilled that I can add it to my collection.
Look wise everything was seamless and smooth, the fights, the action and some nice surprises looked like little gems crafted on a computer screen by some genius. The music was awesome too, I just wish there was more of it. I loved everything about Vexille and can't wait to watch it again.
Well I suppose it’s only right to open this review with a disclaimer. Given my recent tear through the genre of (domestic) computer animated feature films, I suppose it’s pretty much natural that curiosity and the desire to draw comparisons would lead me back to my anime roots. After all, I reasoned, it’s downright amazing how different the approach between American and Asian methodology is when concerning the art of computer-generated film: Here … more
As a fan of Asian cinema, I've often wondered why I haven't reviewed more Japanese anime. Traditional anime has very complex storylines that can put most movies to shame. "VEXILLE" (a.k.a. Vexille 2077 Nihon Sakaku, Isolation) is from the same folks responsible for Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C.. Director Fumihiko Sori and writer Haruka Handa's latest is a blend of traditional 2 dimensional animation and 3-D effects that gives us a vision of a futuristic world. People … more
Not everyone is an anime fan, if they're basing their opinion on the first of this genre. But Vexville comes as a riveting surprise, first, for the amazing light-years progress of anime and CGI, and second, for the storyline that is quite incredible for this artform. Set in the future, Japan has isolated itself against a world that seeks to stop the integration of robotics with human beings. Japan (in the story) is a world leader in the development of these robot applications, … more
Vexille(2007, subtitled2077 Nippon Sakoku: "2077 Isolation of Japan") is a CG/motion capture film that apes the popularAppleseedseries. In 2077, 10 years after Japan withdrew into a sort of neo-Tokugawa isolation to pursue illegal cyborg technology, most of the population has been turned into androids by the evil Daiwa Heavy Industries. Vexille, a tough-as-press-on-nailsmechapilot in theDeunan Knute mode, joins in a raid on the remains of Tokyo to learn about the threat this technology poses. An unremarkable series of chases,mechabattles and Morris-the-Explainer-scenes ensues as Vexille, her beau Leon, and the few Japanese who still cling to their humanity destroy Daiwa's fortified island headquarters. Most of the story elements are borrowed other films, includingAppleseed Ex Machina,Duneand the twoGhost in the Shellfeatures.Vexillewas clearly a low-budget production: the poorly rendered figures ressemble wax puppets and their shadows shrink and grow like stains on their clothing. (Rated PG-13: violence, violence against women, tobacco use)--Charles Solomon