Missing: 1 Moral
The animation is good, and all the visual effects are good, except it was really annoying the way everybody looked like they all live on a boat or submarine. Why is the camera constantly jerking around, and why are the people jerking around with it? Is it meant as a distraction?
I hated the soundtrack. I can't stand the various forms of rock that have come with the last ten years. It's a bunch of people who are too young to have mature vocal cords, mature philosophies, mature habits, mature personalities, or mature vocabularies, whining and spewing a lot of third-rate, semi-regurgitated poeticism. And they can't even compose decent music, either, so I can't even understand why the adolescent crowd gives it such a listen, even if they can relate to being underdeveloped and ineffectual.
The story is ready-made for Alcoholics Anonymous or a teenage religious programme. It's the stuff that afterschool specials and public service announcements are made of. Granted, it's a great thing when a person who feels enslaved by their excesses manages to somehow break free and live a better life. But the entire bipolar episode of the main character bears no resemblance to rational thought, from the beginning to the end. The maxims at the end of the animation are as halfbaked as the lyrics to the music we're treated to.
Except it's so heartless that it really can't be taken all that seriously, and so the lighter qualities are allowed to rise and entertain the viewer. It's absurd, it's campy, and it's irreverent. The story deals with issues that many people can relate to and I'm sure some people will develope and instant kinship with the character.