Sunday, February 19, 2006
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door

Wow. Awesome. This movie is so perfect, it's almost too good to be true. This is a movie that far surpasses anything Hollywood has given us and far exceeds anything in terms of entertainment. This movie exceeded mine and others expectations in a terms of perfection. Sure, one can argue there's no such thing as a perfect movie -- but then again, I think this is the closest thing.

A deadly virus is released within the explosion of a tanker truck in the city. Bounty hunters of Spike Spiegel (Steve Blum), Jet Black (Beau Billingslea), Faye Valentine (Wendee Lee) and Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV (Melissa Fahn) plus Ein the dog who aboard the Bebop ship are after the terrorist when bounty reward of $300,000,000 Woolongs is announced. Spike encounters enigmatic Electra Ovilo (Jennifer Hale) who works in the secret biotech company, whom also seeks the terrorist who happens to be her ex-lover, Vincent Volaju (Darran Norris). Conspiracy and secrets which better left alone are uncovered, and Vincent's reign or terror is nowhere near over yet, and it's up to the Bebop crew to save the world.

To those not well familiar with the Cowboy Bebop futuristic series, it takes some time to get familiar with various featured characters. The main characters are treated and handled beautifully. We're even being introduced to new characters that revealed themselves to be very deep and realistic. The script is amazing, so humane and real and yet often at times gush poetic. The action sequences are amazing and are unforgettable. The animation in this is far superior to that of the series and are so groundbreaking that I feel that every scenes have been animated with this sort of amazing quality and sheer realism. They are sight to behold. The details of animation amazes me, I thought I was watching a real live-action movie instead an anime movie. There are times I was so drawn into the storylines and dialogues, not to mention the animation, I didn't want it to end. It's that good ! Not to mention the music by Yokko Kanno as always a breathtaking-kick-of-the-jaw kinda thing.

I have to give my appraisal to the director, production teams, voice actors and the maker of of this movie, because when they deliver...they really deliver great performances. I salute them. Too bad this movie is underrated by the critics and by the Academy Award. Maybe because if the message, moral and the violence in the movie made them retreated to the safer zone, because they only thought of it as an anime. The symbolism and nuance that are laid thick in colorful locales and poignant sceneries may merit repeat viewings to appreciate them; a careful analysis of the film brings another level of enjoyment to overall experience. A movie that stays with you and really think about life existence and how we deal with it. My opinion; just like Disney who grasping to Hayao Miyazaki's movies, Columbia Tristar seems also trying to do the same thing. Well, we'll see about that. So far, I'm not complaining. Overall, I really recommend this movie -- and try watch it both in dubbing and in original because there are amazing acting in both Japanese and English performances, although I think the English dubbing is far greater than the original one though. Two thumbs up!

Ratings: 10/10


Posted at 03:48 am by hanitje

 

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  • Movies From 0 to Z:

  • The 40-Year-Old-Virgin
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  • Australia
  • Amelie / Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poulain
  • Angels & Demons
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  • Alfie
  • Abre los ojos / Open Your Eyes

  • Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction
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  • Batman: Dead End
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  • The Black Stallion
  • The Brown Bunny
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Bewitched
  • The Brothers Grimm
  • The Break-Up
  • Broken Flowers

  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Casino
  • Casino Royale
  • Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Cloverfield
  • Catwoman
  • Corpse Bride
  • Constantine
  • The Constant Gardener
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • El crimen del Padre Amaro/The Crime of Father Amaro
  • Crank
  • Crash
  • Click
  • The Chronicles of Narnia:The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
  • The Chronicles of Narnia:Prince Caspian

  • The Dark Knight
  • Dreamgirls
  • De ja Vu
  • Death At A Funeral
  • The Departed
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Disco Pigs
  • Diner
  • Derailed
  • Dogma
  • Donnie Darko
  • Der Untergang / Downfall
  • Domino
  • Doom
  • Danny the Dog / Unleashed

  • Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  • Eragon
  • Everything Is Illuminated
  • Empire of The Sun
  • Equilibrium
  • Empire Records
  • Elektra
  • Elizabethtown

  • Fahrenheit 9/11
  • Fargo
  • Fight Club
  • Failure To Launch
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
  • Fantastic Four

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather II
  • The Godfather III
  • Gummo
  • Ghost World
  • Grosse Pointe Blank
  • A Good Woman
  • Grayson

  • Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Hot Fuzz
  • Happy Feet
  • How To Make an American Quilt
  • Holes
  • A History of Violence
  • Mrs. Henderson Present
  • Heavenly Creatures

  • Il Mare / Siwoare
  • Imagine Me & You
  • Intimacy
  • In Her Shoes
  • Into The Blue
  • Inside Man
  • The Island

  • Juno
  • Junebug
  • Just Like Heaven

  • Keeping Mum
  • King Kong
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • Kinky Boots
  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
  • El laberinto del fauno / Pan's Labyrinth
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Little Manhattan
  • Little Fish
  • The Lake House
  • Layer Cake
  • Lord of War
  • Luc�a y el sexo / Sex and Lucia

  • Mulholland Drive
  • Mysterious Skin
  • The Matador
  • Mimi wo sumaseba / Whisper of the Heart
  • La Marche de l'empereur / March of the Penguins
  • Memoirs of A Geisha
  • Must Love Dogs
  • MirrorMask
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend
  • Mission: Impossible 3 / M:i:III
  • Miami Vice
  • Memento

  • Night At The Museum
  • Napoleon Dynamite

  • On The Edge
  • The Omen: 666

  • Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
  • Pirates of Caribbean: At World's End
  • Persepolis
  • Poseidon
  • Prime
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • The Pink Panther
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • The Prestige
  • P.S, I Love You

  • The Queen
  • Quantum of Solace

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Rocky Balboa
  • Red-Eye
  • Requiem for A Dream
  • Rumor Has It...
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Romance X

  • Superman Returns
  • Secretary
  • Say Anything...
  • She's The Man
  • The Sentinel
  • Stage Beauty
  • Serenity
  • Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  • Sky High
  • Syriana
  • Snakes On A Plane
  • The Science of Sleep / La Science des r�ves
  • Sliding Doors
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Smokin' Aces
  • Spider-Man 3

  • Terminator Salvation
  • Thank You For Smoking
  • Transformers
  • Training Day
  • Transporter 2
  • Trainspotting
  • Take The Lead
  • Thumbsucker
  • Twilight

  • Underworld: Evolution

  • Vanilla Sky
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • V for Vendetta

  • William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
  • Walk The Line
  • Whale Rider
  • The World's Fastest Indian
  • While You Were Sleeping
  • Wanted
  • World's Finest
  • Wedding Crashers
  • War of The Worlds
  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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