Thursday, May 12, 2016

ANI-MOVIES, *Appleseed Alpha

Intended as a prequel to the 2004 Appleseed movie, Alpha is CGI-animated film directed by Shinji Aramaki who also did the other two Appleseed movies, not to be confused with the late 80s OVA one-shot, or the Appleseed XIII remake.

Before they were big shot officers in the utopian cyberpunk city of Olympus, Deunan Knute and Briareos were survivors of WWIII and operating as mercenaries in the ruins of New York City. Deunan is an attractive busty blonde, and her partner Briareos was a human given a fully cybernetic body which has little resemblance to a human. The two of them are currently under the employ of a cyborg gangsta named Two-Horns, while on a job for him encounter two fugitives being gunned down by gun mechas. Iris and Olson were sent from Olympus, which at this time is considered a myth, and assigned to deactivate a giant mechanical gun turrent. However, a rogue agent from Olympus named Talos and his followers plan to use the weapon to wreck what's left of New York. Deunan and Briareos set out to stop the revolutionaries, and save their city.

This movie works as a stand-alone feature which doesn't require watching any prior material in order to enjoy it. There is some good CGI animation, although its seems the Appleseed: Ex Machina movie was better movie over all as it was directed by action great John Woo. It's worth a look as a decent post-apocalypse action flick, but not up there on the level of Mad Max.

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