Well - I dont know what to say. I remember watching boths Smile , and the preview for this movie. Everything about it, the story line, the plot, the characters, the setting - are just so near perfect. This is really inspiring for me, i only dream about worlds like this - not strange at all - "happy" to know that now theres a series about it. Just keep doing what you do man.
Yeah, obviously perfect.
This was brilliant. I mean, I'm almost at a loss for words. I didn't expect such a powerful story really.
Erm, I could write about everything, animation, music and all the tiny details but that'd take ages and I doubt I'd have enough space to do so!
I think it was smart. I felt I could understand it somewhat, almost relate to it but I've been lucky in my life and haven't been to the depths the 'protagonist' has.
Admittedly this made me think of various films. Brazil for one.. The Island being another. But even though it might make me remember these films, I think you made this flash your own with your storytelling, quantity of voice acting, smart and almost economic cinematography, minute detail that could so very easily be missed (I especially liked his ever so slight eye movements after waking up to see B13 in his bed, before realising she's not there).
Now, I'm not saying I got it completely. I admit a few things slipped past me but I know I felt that there was a message there, I just couldn't decypher it. The over sexualisation was akin to what's happening to our media nowadays I feel, but very exaggerated. The seemingly peer-pressure adverts not too far off what I see and hear today, only more direct and personal. I mean, I saw that, but I wonder. The sexualisation thing was done to such an extreme extent I wondered if perhaps there was more to it. Maybe it's just a vision of the future? I certainly wouldn't doubt that.
The contrast between cities was great, made me think of Sky Blue, the anime. Also the language used in the slums compared to the seemingly English spoken world of the clean city made me think of America and what might very well be an undeducated view of the Mexican and American relationship. I see that perhaps Mexicans living in Mexico view America as.. Well, the land of opportunities right? I'm sure you can see that all over the world, but to me, it's most prominent there. Again, that may be an uneducated view and I apologise if that or anything offends anyone.
I feel you've done a great job in creating and executing a story that invokes such thoughts and feelings in someone. Namely me.
I should have just echoed Piggler's comment;
"My God..this is a fucking masterpiece".
P.S Once or twice I was sharply reminded of your "Smile" flash in certain facial expressions and plot developments. Brilliant work.
Just amazing. I wouldn't be surprised if this could be on DVD, if it were longer.
This is true animation.
Reminds me of the movie The Island.
Yet this isn't a clone (heh) of that movie either, it's its own movie with its own story and it had me captivated the whole way through. I wanted to know why things were as they were and I was held on the edge of my seat for the most of it, and I loved it all.
I saw the smiley faces, and knew flat out you were the same person who made "Smile".
You know when you see your characters with the creepy, forced smiles, something aint right.