Directed by: Hironobu Sakaguchi
Voice credits: Ming-Na, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Steve Buscemi, Peri Gilpin, Donald Sutherland, James Woods
Synopsis: A scientist teams up with a group of soldiers to take back the earth from some rather unfriendly "phantoms".
I loved it. The animation was spectacular, the story good, the characters were good, the chosen voices were good, the soundtrack fit perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing it again.
A must rent.
Disclaimer: there are some glaring similarities to other movies I really enjoyed, but that didn't detract from the film.Added 25 August 2002 at 11:48 PM
I wasn't crazy about the storyline of this movie but I was amazed by the animation. The attention to detail was brilliant. Several times, during action sequences, I forgot that those weren't real actors on the screen. Closeups, OTOH, weren't quite as realistic. They still don't have facial expressions and mouth movements quite right but I expect they'll get those things nailed down in the not so distant future.
Definitely worth a rental, if not a purchase.Added 26 August 2002 at 12:05 AM