animated movies

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Robot Carnival - (1987 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093871/

A series of unrelated voiceless-shorts, sort of sometimes stitched together with the theme of robots.

Fairly terrible. It comes across as a set of student efforts. I wouldn't have been impressed even then.



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Spirited Away - (2001 movie) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

On the way to moving to a new town, a girl stumbles upon and is trapped in a pocket dimension with an old Japanese bath house run by spirits and non-humans.

SHE SHOUTS A LOT

A spectacular movie. Youthful but with a balance of fantasy spectacle and horror.


Wreck-It Ralph (2012) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772341/
http://movies.disney.com/wreck-it-ralph

In a world where video game characters are alive, a lonely bad guy tries to earn appreciation but ends up threatens ruin.

A fun movie, most appropriate for the nostalgia fans of various old arcade games. It goes very very old, like Pixels - (2015 movie), which puts it in a particularly odd space. I think this one ends up being childish and unique enough that its various reference aren't in the way of an actual proper movie.



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The Transformers - The Movie (1986) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092106/

To solidify its power, a planet-eater tracks down the only thing which could threaten it, the "matrix of power", a device passed down from the leaders of a race of alien robots.

This was a deeply-moving movie for me as a child, though this impression was only possible because I grew up watching the original series. Re-watching this as an adult, it didn't have anywhere near that impact.

Though I do still like it, I don't know that I can recommend it, not just because it looks "old", but because it requires so much context from the series. I think for the young these days this would look like a crappy old cartoon with decent, but old, rock music.



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Heavy Metal (1981) image

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082509/
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/heavymetal/

A girl kills her father, blows up her house to hide the evidence and flees the scene.

While this might have been good at the time, and particularly notable because of the nudity, it's only vaguely entertaining like a sort of late-night TV-movie. It's too low-brow compared to science fiction movies, too adult compared to fantasy movies and too childish for grownups.



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I'll add notes when I re-watch this.

Akira (1988) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094625/
https://www.bandaivisual.co.jp/akira/

In a future Tokyo which has survived a massive explosion, a highschool student motorcycle gang stumbles into a military research program whose earlier efforts lead to that disaster, and they become embroiled in the revived project.

A genre-defining movie on so many levels. It portrays a world unique to those unfamiliar with manga (a form of Japanese comics) and has both great storytelling and incredible animation.

Monkey King - Hero Is Back (2015) poster 12

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4644382/

Something about trolls and such, and a little boy who probably becomes a hero.

I didn't get very far into this. It's way too over-the-top childish for my tastes. I would recommend this be watched by a parent with their kid. It seems action-packed yet "safe". Nobody dies, even through major fight scenes.

  • Properly titled Monkey King: Hero Is Back (2015)
  • 西游记之大圣归来 or Xi you ji zhi da sheng gui lai in Chinese
  • You may think that "is back" would mean this is a sequel. It is not.


Space Adventure Cobra (1982) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0163494/

A space-pirate with a huge bounty on his head shags a hottie who turns out to be a crazy magic-woman who was whoring herself so he'll help her.

This is probably good if you're into anime. I'm not, so it's exaggerated and boring to me. Maybe I'm disinterested because it builds on the universe of a whole manga and not much could fit into the length of this movie.



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