Steal the imagery and characters
insert generic script
recipe for success right there.
Where the lie doe?
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The live-action Attack on Titan movies had their problems, but they were definitely better than a Hollywood AoT movie would have been.
I didn't even know there was one and I assumed that footage in the video was from that car commercial crossover (Japan does those commercials better too: stop using fairy tales, Toyota) but sure AoT works. The Titans are fairly realistic in the anime and kinda clash with the more traditional anime style of the Rebellion. I don't really follow AOT so I'll assume the difference is intentional but at least nobody's shooting fireballs out of their hands.
Likewise, Oshii himself has made several quality live action films based around the Panzer Cops movies. Although I'll probably download this so I can watch Beat Takeshi most likely bring home the second most $ from this movie for what looks like zero effort.
I didn't even realize Beat Takeshi was in this movie. Not that it improves my opinion of it.
I was reading a fairly interesting article/essay once about how Westerners perceive many Anime characters as "white" simply because Western Caucasians will single out certain facial characteristics as "white" when there's just as many "Asian" features, not to mention that none of it at all ever looks anything like an actual human face, less realistic than even than the proportions on a Barbie doll. I'm very much paraphrasing and it's not really my opinion, but the argument kinda stuck with me.
So many of those articles end up devolving into the writer's petty bigotry against Japan and Japanese culture that I've learned to reflexively dismiss them.
Not to mention the kind of people that read them.
Present company excluded, I hope.
That said, I can't help shake the nagging feeling that this movie is going to get "rediscovered" in 20 years and hailed as some sort of masterpiece.
To be fair, that'll happen to just about every awful movie, TV show, video game, and webcomic thanks to the ongoing mutation of clickbait culture. I can't wait for the hectoring defenses of Gordy, Fantastic Max, Seven Samurai 20XX, and Shredded Moose.
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