In Sin, Blade must unravel a series of mysterious kidnappings. As he delves into the city's merciless underworld, an elaborate mystery unfold; at is heart, the SinTEK corporation and its leader, the ruthless and beautiful Elexis Sinclair. A Brilliant biochemist, Sinclair will stop at nothing to achieve her goal: a plan that could force the next step of human evolution-or spell doom for mankind.
I'm not going to waste any time with this review. If you are thinking of watching this movie, don't. It might be free on multiple video streaming sites but you won't be able to replace the wasted hour of your life. You might think that I'm overreacting but I can't think of any worse way to spend your time. The movie is based on some 90's shooter that I'd never heard of. Since Sin: The Movie is based on a video game, it's not a big surprise that the plot is totally weak. It had something to do with people getting turned into zombie-mutants and
then the protagonists had to storm the antagonist's base to save some girl. It's the kind of thing you'd expect to see in a Saturday morning kids' cartoon. In fact, I might recommend it for young boys if it weren't for all the graphic violence. I generally don't have a problem with violence (considering I'm a big Fist of the North Star fan) but this would have made a decent kids' show if it wasn't for all the gore. You may not be convinced that this show is TOTALLY bad. Not until I tell you how atrocious the animation is. I know Sin was made about a decade ago so they were still working out the kinks of digital animation but that doesn't change the fact that this movie looks really bad. The term "limited animation" was created for this cartoon. There are even shots that are pixelated. I summed things up best at the beginning of this review; this is just a bad cartoon, don't even waste your time on it.
Sin the Movie is the best worst movie you've never seen.
It adapts an unsuccessful first person shooter game called Sin that tried to compete with the original Half Life. Video game adaptations are known to be terrible and Sin is no exception. Nothing makes sense. Nothing is explained. And this is what makes Sin the Movie the best of the worst movies.
It begins with John Blade, JC and some rando going into a sewer because reasons. JC is then killed by a sewer alligator, I think. Because reasons. John Blade yells "JC" and the scene cuts to a funeral. Some old guy mumbles pretentious dialogue
to John Blade and nobody cares what he says. JC's sister, whose name can be abbreviated to JC, requests to see John Blade, but since she is probably unimportant we can skip ahead a couple scenes.
Tim, who is a normal man and the self-insert of this movie, ends up being killed by a monster similar to the sewer alligator that killed JC. The plot thickens, but not really because it doesn't make any sense. This little girl that John Blade rescued from somewhere has some connection to a monster, I think, it's pretty unclear.
Several scenes later, some evil corporate overlord woman called Sinclair is doing evil corporate things with this evil corporate man named Vincenzo Manchini. John Blade and his crew invade the tower because they kidnapped the little girl and John Blade makes sure to bring his cancer bullets to shoot the sewer alligator monsters. John Blade kills Vincenzo Manchini and the evil corporate woman Sinclair, rescues the little girl, then they escape out of the tower on an aircraft. The end.
The movie looks terrible because the art director must have been going through an edgy phase and put in too many dark colours. Most of the movie takes place at night and the animation team didn't give a rat's ass about making anything look smooth. There's one single scene where a sewer alligator mutant soldier runs very quickly at a lot of tanks that looks hilarious and that's the only good bit. It's visually hard to follow what's going on and the subtitles don't make it any easier. The plot is impossible to understand because not even the writer knew what he was doing. It's a hackjob of an adaptation and you'd have to hunt down a copy of the game to try and understand where this fits in. The voice acting is spectacularly stupid and done by people who have gone on to be quite successful.
Nothing could be as hilariously poorly done as Sin the Movie. MD Geist comes close but that doesn't try to have a plot. Sin does. It takes itself seriously even though whoever worked on it clearly didn't care.
Should you really watch Sin the Movie?
Yes. Watch it several times. With friends. Watch it a lot.
Pretty good action and violence. Story is interesting and they manage to make you care about these characters, even though it's a short OVA. Premise for plot os almost typical of some cyberpunk animes, although I don't think I would consider this one. Villians are well drawn and not the generic type found in Devil May Cry or Guyver. Animation and sound are big movie type quality. Rewatchability is good too due to good action and short run time. You can find it cheap and easy on dvd.
Sin was a fun game, IMO. Even this movie might have made a playable game, if an intensely generic one. But it wasn't a game – it was a movie, and a bad one. From the very start canon is thrown right out the window, closely followed by the splattered brains of the protagonist's fan-beloved partner and friend, JC. If you think that was a spoiler, you're right – it pretty much spoils the entire movie by turning it into a body-horror splatterhouse with an unspeakably awkward sexual tension twist as JC's where-the-hell-did-she-come-from sister, also named
JC, joins forces with the guy who killed her brother essentially to act as a living decoration. This flinchworthy cliche-hugging 'edgy' weirdness is the only memorable thing about the entire movie. If you like the game Sin, don't watch this movie. If you like movies, don't watch this movie. If you like Sin: The Movie, don't watch this movie. This is blatantly the exploitation of an almost-successful franchise by someone who saw a cool-looking character on a game box, skim-read the back, bought a license to the property, and fed it to a bunch of hacks.
In the early-mid 2000s, US licensing companies were involved in numerous anime Production Committees. It didn't go so well for them. This year, several US licensors are trying their luck on Production Committees again. Will it go better this time?