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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2011, 08:23:29 PM »
Worse than the DBZ movie.  Calling it now

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2011, 08:25:41 PM »
TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2011, 08:29:05 PM »
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2011, 08:31:15 PM »
KANEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIQUIRI, please.
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2011, 08:39:52 PM »
with such major changes, i'm trying to figure out why they're even bother attempting to attach the akira license to the project.

either way, it'll be better than the watchmen. day one.

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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2011, 08:44:21 PM »
He should have joined up with LOU REED and his underground movement. Could have been bigger than Loutallica.
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« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2011, 08:49:39 PM »
edit: nm 

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« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2011, 09:06:51 PM »
TETSUOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

more like tetsuno
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2011, 09:11:23 PM »
with such major changes, i'm trying to figure out why they're even bother attempting to attach the akira license to the project.

That's the part that doesn't register in my brain, no Akira fan is going to want to watch it and the general audience isn't familiar with Akira for it to be justified anyway. This shit is just weird.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2011, 09:15:02 PM »
It's like they've already forgotten about Dragonball Evolution (although to be fair, so has everyone else).
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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2011, 09:54:37 PM »
KANDEA and TETSUO played by JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE and RYAN GOSLING
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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2011, 10:20:21 PM »

either way, it'll be better than the watchmen. day one.
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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2011, 11:54:08 PM »
looks like a qlty product

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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 12:38:32 AM »
Eh, this is what I figured we'd get, but expected something much worse.
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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 12:40:15 AM »
At least it's not tied into 9/11.

It's not tied to 9/11, right?
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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 12:46:18 AM »
You're gonna kill him, Tetsuo. You want that?

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« Reply #18 on: November 30, 2011, 12:52:38 AM »
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I need to watch Akira again.

but seriously

how will they film this

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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2011, 01:03:33 AM »
they're not?

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« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2011, 01:26:56 AM »
THEN IT'S NOT AKIRA

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« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2011, 02:03:25 AM »
I believe they should nuke this qlty product from orbit

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« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2011, 02:09:43 AM »
fffuuuck if this wasn't made stanley kubrick would've risen to directed this with an all japanese cast and nathan fillion as tesuo and kristin bell as kei and christian bale as the colonel but they had to fcuking ruin it  :maf

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« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2011, 02:15:42 AM »
fffuuuck if this wasn't made stanley kubrick would've risen to directed this with an all japanese cast and nathan fillion as tesuo and kristin bell as kei and christian bale as the colonel but they had to fcuking ruin it  :maf
Yeah I get most of you arent anime/manga/asian cinema fans and I wont get into it too deeply on here (well maybe with bep and mr. G) but this is pretty fucking stupid and it's shitting on the fans of the original content as 99.9% of hollywood remakes of eastern properties do. All they do is alienate the built in user base and make potential new fans laugh at the absurdity of it all. Either make something new from the millions of scripts flying around Hollywood or get the fuck out with this shit trend of fucking around with stuff people care about.

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« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2011, 02:17:05 AM »
It's a bit like that Star Trek reboot recently. (Good film, Bad Star Trek film). although this movie will most likely just be shit.

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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2011, 02:27:35 AM »
hollywood doesn't adapt properties because they want to respect them or take them to a nice dinner party - they do it because there is a group of people who are already invested in it and their marketing will be helped by the general awareness of the property. sometimes the films turn out well, and that's great, but the norm is they are ass and you deal by not giving any shits.

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« Reply #26 on: November 30, 2011, 03:36:43 AM »
Before the Watchmen movie came out, I got like five people to read the graphic novel. After the movie, any time I've recommended it people have been like "I saw the movie... it was kind of shit."

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« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2011, 04:10:38 AM »
real talk, akira's pretty fucking terrible to begin with

who cares what hollywood does with it
Akira isnt exactly my favorite, but it doesnt deserve this fate :/

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« Reply #28 on: November 30, 2011, 04:11:31 AM »
akira is really nice to look at

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« Reply #29 on: November 30, 2011, 04:18:16 AM »
real talk, akira's pretty fucking terrible to begin with

who cares what hollywood does with it
ehhh... it's considered a classic, so I can't really call it terrible. It's just bizarre as hell.

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« Reply #30 on: November 30, 2011, 04:18:58 AM »
It has some really great moments, and the first half, IMO, is fantastic. I mean, the scene where Tetsuo escapes from his cell is so goddamn great. I feel that it kinda falls apart towards the end though.

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« Reply #32 on: November 30, 2011, 06:33:07 AM »
akira is really nice to look at

My thoughts exactly. Its one of the 5 animu i watched when I was 12 and thought animu looked bad ass, dont understand a thing that went on but i loved neo tokyo and the opening soundtrack.

The only other animu ive seen is 3x3 eyes one Macross uguu and recently Spurited Away and Howls Moving Castle :)

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« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2011, 09:22:02 AM »
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more like tetsuno

And "Kane-duhhhhhh!"

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« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2011, 09:37:57 AM »
ehhh... it's considered a classic, so I can't really call it terrible. It's just bizarre as hell.

lots of terrible stories are considered classics

akira is one of them

agree with awesome-o, it has a strong start, but the back end is some of the stupidest shit i've ever seen and i fucking live in japan

Inclined to agree somewhat.  The ending was full of sci-fi pomp (laser guns and mutant powers, OH MY!), but it lacked greatly in terms of plot and cohesion.


Given that was a highly compressed adaptation of a (then) ongoing series... it's kind of to be expected that the beginning would be great (an established storyline, well-recieved originally, then refined for an adaptation) and that the ending would be a nebulous mess (the author hadn't written that far, rough story outline, compressed for time with multiple eliminated characters and themes). 

The only way it WOULDN'T have been a nebulous mess is if either a) the film had ended where the manga run did and a sequel had come later or b) Otomo had the entire story blueprint locked down and basically ready to draw as written - and he didn't.


It's critically acclaimed by and large, and it's certainly a beautiful piece of animation, but I've always found it a bit disappointing / unsatisfying... 
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« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2011, 11:49:27 PM »
real talk, akira's pretty fucking terrible to begin with

who cares what hollywood does with it

At least it has tits.
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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2011, 12:11:04 AM »
It has some really great moments, and the first half, IMO, is fantastic. I mean, the scene where Tetsuo escapes from his cell is so goddamn great. I feel that it kinda falls apart towards the end though.

Tetsuo demolishes a tank with his MIND and rips off a piece from a flag or something to make a CAPE.

The thing about Akira -- as in, the film -- is that it's one awesome action set piece after another. If you ignore the plot and concentrate on the action scenes, it is INSANELY awesome. Even then, I don't see what's so wrong the plot in general.

The manga is considerably better, better paced and better developed, but Akira is a great movie.

It's much like Commando. Commando's plot is distinguished mentally-challenged. But it's so fucking awesome you don't give a shit.

I mean, look what happens in these two hours:

- iconic bike chase
- creepy kids who look like they're 100 years old
- riots
- dude shooting dogs, and getting shot up with a billion bullets
- crazy psychic kid destroys buildings with his MIND
- creepy government experiments
- ANOTHER gang fight
- the assault on the government compound in the sewers, holy shit the MUSIC
- tetsuo's milk/dream nightmare and the awakening of his powers
- tetsuo's rampage on his old friends.
- mass pandomonium and riots.
- tetsuo grabs a fucking cape and nukes a tank, demolishes bridges.
- laser from space.
- kaneda vs tetsuo
- tetsuo morphs into a blob monster
- keneda vs tetsuo AGAIN
- "Kaneda! Kaori's dead! I can't feel her heartbeat!" :bow

Akira OWNS. It is jam-packed with so much COOL SHIT. Whoever tries to dismiss the film because of "story" and "plot" is missing the entire fucking point, and even if they do have a point, this does not discount the utter insanity that occurs in the film.
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« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2011, 12:26:10 AM »
Haters just got OWNED. Akira is awesome from start to finish.
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« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2011, 12:30:37 AM »
I seriously need Akira on blu-ray. Holy FUCK. :bow



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« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2011, 12:42:33 AM »
I've never seen someone misinterpret Commando so much in my life

I mean, ignoring The Expendables

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« Reply #40 on: December 04, 2011, 12:45:56 AM »
How is it possible to misinterpret Commando? It HAS no plot. But it's AWESOME. Why? Awesome action scenes. Awesome shit goes down. Some movies you just turn your brain off and want to see awesome crap going down. Akira is one of those films.

Haters just got OWNED. Akira is awesome from start to finish.

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« Reply #41 on: December 04, 2011, 12:58:52 AM »
It has some really great moments, and the first half, IMO, is fantastic. I mean, the scene where Tetsuo escapes from his cell is so goddamn great. I feel that it kinda falls apart towards the end though.

Tetsuo demolishes a tank with his MIND and rips off a piece from a flag or something to make a CAPE.

The thing about Akira -- as in, the film -- is that it's one awesome action set piece after another. If you ignore the plot and concentrate on the action scenes, it is INSANELY awesome. Even then, I don't see what's so wrong the plot in general.

The manga is considerably better, better paced and better developed, but Akira is a great movie.

It's much like Commando. Commando's plot is distinguished mentally-challenged. But it's so fucking awesome you don't give a shit.

I mean, look what happens in these two hours:

- iconic bike chase
- creepy kids who look like they're 100 years old
- riots
- dude shooting dogs, and getting shot up with a billion bullets
- crazy psychic kid destroys buildings with his MIND
- creepy government experiments
- ANOTHER gang fight
- the assault on the government compound in the sewers, holy shit the MUSIC
- tetsuo's milk/dream nightmare and the awakening of his powers
- tetsuo's rampage on his old friends.
- mass pandomonium and riots.
- tetsuo grabs a fucking cape and nukes a tank, demolishes bridges.
- laser from space.
- kaneda vs tetsuo
- tetsuo morphs into a blob monster
- keneda vs tetsuo AGAIN
- "Kaneda! Kaori's dead! I can't feel her heartbeat!" :bow

Akira OWNS. It is jam-packed with so much COOL SHIT. Whoever tries to dismiss the film because of "story" and "plot" is missing the entire fucking point, and even if they do have a point, this does not discount the utter insanity that occurs in the film.

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« Reply #42 on: December 04, 2011, 01:03:26 AM »
no no nono onono. that's the kind of thinking that leads to the expendables or that fukin Samus fighting Master Chief video.  vapid action without weight, consequence or context.  it's ejaculating in a bowl of knox jelly in video form.

that's what akira is.  really nice to look at, gorgeous animation and aesthetic, but it's plain dull.  posting clips of the action scenes in 3 minute chunks does more than anything I can say.  it's like loading screens of an incomplete and poorly told story to get to a few scenes of action.  that's not a good movie.  might as well fast forward through most of the movie.

wait that's how I watch speed racer

commando and other 80s action movies are so much more.

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« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2011, 01:07:30 AM »
How is it possible to misinterpret Commando? It HAS no plot. But it's AWESOME. Why? Awesome action scenes. Awesome shit goes down. Some movies you just turn your brain off and want to see awesome crap going down. Akira is one of those films.

i know i'm in the minority, though when it comes to anime and its viewers, other people's opinions mean shit, but i personally love the plot of the film and especially the manga. it is the animation (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) equivalent of blade runner. the story isn't just about the relationship between kaneda and tetseuo, but how the visuals, music, style, mis es scene, and every other little aspect of the film that comes together to create such an amazing world which tells a story itself.

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« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2011, 01:08:34 AM »
How is it possible to misinterpret Commando? It HAS no plot. But it's AWESOME. Why? Awesome action scenes. Awesome shit goes down. Some movies you just turn your brain off and want to see awesome crap going down. Akira is one of those films.

i know i'm in the minority, though when it comes to anime and its viewers, other people's opinions mean shit, but i personally love the plot of the film and especially the manga. it is the animation (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) equivalent of blade runner. the story isn't just about the relationship between kaneda and tetseuo, but how the visuals, music, style, mis es scene, and every other little aspect of the film that comes together to create such an amazing world which tells a story itself.

Well, I agree completely, but most don't so I don't try to argue.
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« Reply #45 on: December 04, 2011, 01:17:26 AM »
no no nono onono. that's the kind of thinking that leads to the expendables or that fukin Samus fighting Master Chief video.  vapid action without weight, consequence or context.  it's ejaculating in a bowl of knox jelly in video form.

that's what akira is.  really nice to look at, gorgeous animation and aesthetic, but it's plain dull.  posting clips of the action scenes in 3 minute chunks does more than anything I can say.  it's like loading screens of an incomplete and poorly told story to get to a few scenes of action.  that's not a good movie.  might as well fast forward through most of the movie.

wait that's how I watch speed racer

commando and other 80s action movies are so much more.

How is Akira dull? How are these scenes poorly told? What's wrong with The Expendables? It was great. Not every action movie has to be like the next one. Certain action films have a certain methodology to their action. Speed is nothing like Aliens, but it's still fantastic. What do you think about martial arts movies? They are, for the most part, the very definition of what you just described. Go watch Ong Bak. Each scene is an excuse to show off Tony Jaa being awesome. Its plot and story are irrelevant, they're just excuses to justify the awesome shit. In comparison, watch Ong Bak 2, where every single piece of action adds something to the whole and is a companion piece to the story.

You really think that in Jackie Chan films, for instance, they really want to tell a story about whatever you're justifying? Fuck no, we want to see Jackie Chan fall off the side of a fucking building and survive the fall. The story is only an excuse for setting up the fall to begin with. That is the beauty of the craft. The same train of thought extends to Akira.

You build up a ridiculous standard for action films for which few action movies will ever be able to meet.
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« Reply #46 on: December 04, 2011, 01:24:13 AM »
never argue or discuss movies with anyone who critiques films that are designed to distract you through the excessive use of violence and tits. who the fuck wants to hear anyone's opinion about the expendables or even transformers 3? the only discussion i ever had about those movies is to simply state that one of them ruled and the other was a good way to waste 2 hours of my life.

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« Reply #47 on: December 04, 2011, 01:25:48 AM »
all I remember about ong bak is liking the protector more

How is it possible to misinterpret Commando? It HAS no plot. But it's AWESOME. Why? Awesome action scenes. Awesome shit goes down. Some movies you just turn your brain off and want to see awesome crap going down. Akira is one of those films.

i know i'm in the minority, though when it comes to anime and its viewers, other people's opinions mean shit, but i personally love the plot of the film and especially the manga. it is the animation (SEE WHAT I DID THERE) equivalent of blade runner. the story isn't just about the relationship between kaneda and tetseuo, but how the visuals, music, style, mis es scene, and every other little aspect of the film that comes together to create such an amazing world which tells a story itself.

That's cool.  I'd say Ghost in the Shell is more like Blade Runner, but that's just my opinion  :heart

Curious though if you saw the anime or read the manga first

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« Reply #48 on: December 04, 2011, 01:26:52 AM »
It has some really great moments, and the first half, IMO, is fantastic. I mean, the scene where Tetsuo escapes from his cell is so goddamn great. I feel that it kinda falls apart towards the end though.

Tetsuo demolishes a tank with his MIND and rips off a piece from a flag or something to make a CAPE.

The thing about Akira -- as in, the film -- is that it's one awesome action set piece after another. If you ignore the plot and concentrate on the action scenes, it is INSANELY awesome. Even then, I don't see what's so wrong the plot in general.

The manga is considerably better, better paced and better developed, but Akira is a great movie.

It's much like Commando. Commando's plot is distinguished mentally-challenged. But it's so fucking awesome you don't give a shit.

I mean, look what happens in these two hours:

- iconic bike chase
- creepy kids who look like they're 100 years old
- riots
- dude shooting dogs, and getting shot up with a billion bullets
- crazy psychic kid destroys buildings with his MIND
- creepy government experiments
- ANOTHER gang fight
- the assault on the government compound in the sewers, holy shit the MUSIC
- tetsuo's milk/dream nightmare and the awakening of his powers
- tetsuo's rampage on his old friends.
- mass pandomonium and riots.
- tetsuo grabs a fucking cape and nukes a tank, demolishes bridges.
- laser from space.
- kaneda vs tetsuo
- tetsuo morphs into a blob monster
- keneda vs tetsuo AGAIN
- "Kaneda! Kaori's dead! I can't feel her heartbeat!" :bow

Akira OWNS. It is jam-packed with so much COOL SHIT. Whoever tries to dismiss the film because of "story" and "plot" is missing the entire fucking point, and even if they do have a point, this does not discount the utter insanity that occurs in the film.

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« Reply #49 on: December 04, 2011, 01:40:32 AM »
Ong Bak is like this. Dialogue is sparse. Every thing is open for an excuse for Tony Jaa to show off his athletic prowess. By your definitions, this means it's not a good movie.



Ong Bak 2 is like this. Every single action scene in the film, from beginning to end, is by extension, a form of character or plot development. This does not mean that Ong Bak 2 is a good movie because of this fact whereas OB1 isn't.



(yes I know this is a scene from Ong Bak 3, which sucks, just trying to supply an example even if it isn't directly "action")
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« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2011, 01:50:15 AM »
never argue or discuss movies with anyone who critiques films that are designed to distract you through the excessive use of violence and tits. who the fuck wants to hear anyone's opinion about the expendables or even transformers 3? the only discussion i ever had about those movies is to simply state that one of them ruled and the other was a good way to waste 2 hours of my life.

because you can waste those 2 hours on something else

to be honest for a second, there's nothing wrong with having standards even for the movies you mentioned.  I mention The Expendables because I don't think there is any value in it, even as a distraction.  I don't have many other examples because I like most movies I watch.  I think I even said the second half of Transformers 3 was entertaining in the movie thread.  Nothing wrong with bad movies if you get something out of it, but as far as distractions go, there're endless options out there.

in general if I don't watch one of these summer movies with friends at the theater, I'll only check them out based on feedback of friends or people here.  So I appreciate people mentioning which of these movies are worth watching.  also, whether it matters or not, which it probably doesn't, I never said I disliked Akira.  I just think it's a bad movie is all.

tl;dr: The Expendables sucks and I dislike it

edit:  actually, fuck everything I said.  I tried watching Eat, Pray, Love once.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2011, 01:51:12 AM »
If Expendables catches your ire, I'd likes to know what you think of Crank.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2011, 02:03:48 AM »
I liked the first Crank.  I really don't remember the second.  I have nothing against Jason Statham!

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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2011, 11:17:48 AM »
At the end when he uses an electrical transformer to turbo-charge his heart and then beats up all the bad guys while on fire, that might be the greatest scene in cinema history.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #54 on: December 04, 2011, 01:21:24 PM »
crank 2 is awesome.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #55 on: December 04, 2011, 01:24:03 PM »
i didn't like crank 2. it felt like it was trying too hard compared to crank 1.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #56 on: December 04, 2011, 01:46:21 PM »
The plot in Akira was wild and crazy [old kids, psychic powers, some dude who exploded and took out an entire city, giant goo-baby, tripped-out dreams] and I happen to LIKE that about it.
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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #57 on: December 04, 2011, 02:32:37 PM »
I agree with Jay.  The movie is beautiful and has timeless animation, but it was never satisfying from a storytelling perspective.

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« Reply #58 on: December 04, 2011, 02:36:25 PM »
The plot in Akira was wild and crazy [old kids, psychic powers, some dude who exploded and took out an entire city, giant goo-baby, tripped-out dreams] and I happen to LIKE that about it.

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Re: Official Manly Anime Thread of Joseph Joestar Vs. Vampires
« Reply #59 on: December 04, 2011, 02:41:18 PM »
I agree with Jay.  The movie is beautiful and has timeless animation, but it was never satisfying from a storytelling perspective.

I think there's a lot to like about the story telling, particularly the characters and their relationships:

Kaneda and Tetsuo
Tetsuo's relationship with the rest of the gang
Kaede and Ryu
The scientist and the children
Tetsuo and the children
Kaori and Tetsuo
The general

What part of the story is unappealing? The characters? They're developed quite nicely. The plot? I think that's debatable. I don't know what people want when they complain about Akira's story telling. Do you want more Akira, as in the title character? What exactly is wrong with it? Seems to me most complaints towards Akira's story telling come entirely from expectations.
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