I have NO IDEA what I just watched but it was pretty cool. I fired up Netflix and watched Gantz:O only because I saw Dex from AEIOU and Sometimes Why had given it a positive review. The movie plays like a video game on a Japanese acid trip, with some seriously freaky monsters. I’m not going to try to describe the plot because I’m still trying to figure it out — you will probably need to do some research into the Gantz universe before fully comprehending this glorious mess.
More than anything, the CGI is the star of the show — seriously, can we just do away with actors and celebrities and make all our movies this way? Let’s stop overpaying those blowhards and funnel all that money into mastering the CGI process.
Anime and Manga is a totally foreign scene for me, but I’ve always been intrigued by it thanks to properties like Akira and Ghost in the Shell. Having watched Gantz:O, I would definitely be up for watching some more, but where to begin?
Oh, and one more thing — this isn’t a movie you want to watch with the kids. Giant boob monster alert! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Ed Dexter says
I think there’s enough there to help you figure out what’s going on at a basic level but as for why it’s going on….throw more monsters and action at it.
You should check out the anime and the 2 live action movies also , the story from 0 will make more sense if you do
I’m not convinced I even need it to make sense — it was a fun watch regardless.
Jathniel aka LasVegasYankee says
One of the things that first attracted me to anime is that it is animation that is not geared toward kids, but more mature/older audiences. When Roy Fokker died in Robotech (circa 1985), it blew this 11 year old mind. Akira is the standard by which all others are compared and Ghost in the Shell (1995) raised the bar. And the animation quality… I agree, companies should pump more money into CGI (just don’t let George Lucas do the directing). Anyway, what else to watch? Full Metal Alchemist, Black Butler, Tokyo Ghoul, and Attack on Titan are pretty good. Here’s a good starting point: https://www.buzzfeed.com/anjalipatel/gateway-animes-guaranteed-to-get-you-hooked?utm_term=.shaezGAdY#.wj9yA0X2w
This is great! I recognize a couple of those by name, so I’m gong to have to track them down and watch a few. Thanks!