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Monday, January 31, 2005

SkyBlue, a mini-review

Watched the movie yesterday. What can I say... my friend fell asleep during the first part of them movie. Ok, it wasn't that bad :)

I think the story line is very predictable - In the near future, the sun is covered by dark cloud, with pouring toxic rain everyday. The only city left on this Earth is Ecoban. People don't belong to this city were forced to live outside the city, and were forced to mine energy for the city. In turn, the city give them food, and the right to live. Then an intruder hacked into Ecoban system. A beautiful security guard (Jay) found out the intruder is her first love, which disappeared long long time ago. He (Shua) came back not to see her, but to prepare for the destruction of the city (in order to restore the sky). And the security commander (Cade), who is in love with her, found out and tried to stop Shua. And, of course, Cade thought he killed Shua long time ago...

The story line, you can pretty much guess everything from here - our hero saved the world and happily together with his lover. So the usual stuff.

The animation, however, is quite beautiful. They blended the oil painting type of background with the characters quite well. For example, I really like this one. There are quite a few action sequences, but not way overdone like some Japanese animation.

The movie also give me the feeling of Matrix (the cloudy sky) and
Laputa: Castle in the Sky
(the energy cube, glider, etc). I think the story writer and director are all grown up watching those great movies (who aren't?).

Overall, I enjoys the movie.


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