Director: Fumihiko Sori http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1216495/
Fumihiko Suri http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1216495/
Haruka Handa http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1602468/
Colleen Clinkenbeard http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1513684/
Meisa Kuroki http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1800338/
Rotten Tomatoes: 60% Critics 67% Audience http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1196090-vexille/
IMDb: 7.0/10 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0970472/
Netflix: 3.7 Stars
(Originally written on March 16th, 2011)
[ I decided to postpone this review for several reasons. I watched this morning after the Tsunami and Earthquake that hit Japan. Seeing what takes place in this film made postpone this till today. At the same time at no point will there be a good time for me post this. As this movie deals with a real issue in society that happened and this movie will hit home for to many. So please take my heartfelt apology if you watch this then hate me later. I am just doing movie reviews and this one was what cued up the day after the events in Japan.]
Vexille is a interesting what if movie. One that we as humans honestly honestly have to sit back and think about. Much like the Terminator series. This movie is about the making of androids specifically life like one's that regenerate. Even that is not doing it justice as the androids where once real humans who took a vaccine and turned them into what they are now living metal.
That is the entire basis of the story and honestly I enjoyed it. I would have enjoyed this more if it was not for the fact that the earthquake and tsunami destroyed most of northern Japan. Because the what if's and the destruction of the entire populace of the Japanese people in this film would strictly would have been fantasy instead of living reality for me. I just will not let that sway me on my opinion of this movie.
Which it is honestly a beautiful and well written movie. It touched home with many key issues in modern society. From genome matching to cloning. It even asked the question if we are playing God? Or are we just evolving as humans to a higher power? In the end they still do not answer them and left you with more questions than answers. As I say that they leave you with a thought on your humanity. One that is still wringing in my ears and mind.
I just can not let that part slip. It would ruin the film. As of right now I can not recommend this film to anyone affected by the Japan earthquake. It is also the reason I am delaying this review to this day. If you are over it and are in need of a gorgeous anime with real world questions and ties. This might just be for you. Especially if you enjoy the Matrix and Terminator films.
My Rating: 3.5/5 Stars