Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 2004
2 hr. 6 min.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.521 (scored by 14731 users)
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action adventure drama historical
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Both are action-adventure movies involving the progress of technology and society.
I just watched Steamboy, and it reminded me of Metropolis, which I've seen years ago, before I even knew the term "anime". Now when I think about it, there are many similarities, such as the technical environment, large-scale scenes and mad scientists. School-age boy and a girl are present in both films as main characters.
Both movies are all about dazzling the viewer with spectacular setpieces in favor of any kind of storyline or character development. They're enjoyable enough if you go in for the visuals alone but neither movie will really leave a lasting impression otherwise.
Last Exile is a fantastic show. In atmosphere it is not at all dissimilar to Steamboy with the use of Technology which follows far different rules than our own world, though the setting of Last Exile far less grounded in reality.
People from Akira worked some years on Steamboy, which you can recognize from the style and animation works.
These two films have alot in common, like the previously mentioned things like art and animation, but you can recognize some minor details in characters and settings which will remind you of Akira or Steamboy. I really recommend watching this, when you've seen that. And of course the other way around.
Be warned tho', Akira's from the late 80s and Steamboy from just a couple years ago.