Aachi and Ssipak are two likable street hoodlums who scrape by stealing and selling "Juicybars," highly addictive blue popsicles distributed by the government in exchange for human excrement, the only usable fuel in Shibal, a dystopian, futuristic, post-apocalyptic city.
Aachi and Ssipak hook up with "Beautiful," a blue-haired, wannabe-actress with a lucrative knack for making the Juicybars pile up. Aachi, the entrepreneur, exploits her special talent and Ssipak, the romantic, falls in love with her. Rich in Juicybars, the threesome go on a rock star tear-up that makes them a target. They are pursued relentlessly by both the Diaper Gang, an army of violent blue mutants led by the Diaper King, and the police.
AACHI AND SSIPAK is a crazy, high-octane story driven by a contemporary dubstep soundtrack by Mad Decent with some of the most mind-blowing action scenes ever to be animated.
Story: The story makes sense while you watch it, but if you think about it too much it begins to seem kind of stupid. So my suggestion is don't overthink it. There was one continuity error, but it's only noticeable if you overthink it. The ending is a bit weak too, but I am almost never satisfied with endings so that probably doesn't mean much coming from me.
Art: The visuals are stunning! Have to see it to believe it. The 3-D meshes with the 2-D in a way that no other anime really accomplishes. (For example, the 3-D in "Last Exile" or "Ghost in the Shell" are good, but a bit too distracting.)
Sound: The soundtrack is really neat, from the background music to the SFX to the character's voices. The only quibble I have is I didn't really like the sound of the opening narrator's voice, but luckily you don't ever have to hear it again.
Character: All the characters are great! From the chibi-SD girl who is the "Chief", to the android policeman, to the Diaper King (who manages to be really badass even though his name is "Diaper King"), to the quirky porno director, etc. etc. The characters don't have much backstory, but, again, that's only a problem if you over-analyze it.
Enjoyment: Extremely high rewatch value. Watch it by yourself or with friends, or both!
Overall: This Korean movie is a weirdly kickass piece of work that rivals much of the cliche'd series that come from Japan.read more
It's not even as dumb as it looks like. This movie is basically Albert Einstein laughing at Adam Sandler movies, a genius who found a liking to stupid bullshit and revolves his entire intelligence around this bullshit. That is this movie, nothing more, nothing less. And you know what: It's great to look at. It's the best movie I've ever seen in my entire life, and I'm not kidding. Not at all!
I was cracking up from the beginning, since I'm an immature kiddo and I was admiring the narrator for being able to calmly read the opening script without bursting out into laughter and managing to treat it like something serious... and then we get lot's of action scenes. What's interesting isn't exactly the plot, but the way this movie handles it's scenes, which are very creative actually. These scenes do have an interesting idea to them, it's always a scenario you wouldn't quite expect but after you've seen it you're so fucking glad. There are also many surprises, which are very well handled through the excellent narrative and pacing. You always feel like you're watching something new and fresh! I also love how it mocks it's "ingenious", "groundbreaking" plot over the course of the film *twinkle*.
Are the characters absolutely perfect? No, tbh. Do they necessarily have to be that way? Nope, since the action scenes and the entire "movement" this film provides, seem like more than enough personality. The metaphor here is that I personally have the feeling, that the action and the situations these individuals find themselves in, are the true characters of the movie. It feels like the scenes actually interact with their surroundings on a special level. It's a weird thing to say and I'm not sure if you get what I mean, but it's interesting and unique. Still, for a 1h and 30 minutes movie we get some likeable, very colourful people who are fun to watch, and you were probably able to find a favourite character in this "mess". My personal favourite was the sassy president who hated homos ;))
Many may dislike the artstyle, but I personally loved it. Wonderful animation, and grotesque sceneries. I'm glad that I couldn't take my eyes away from it, and the bizarre character designs did fit so well! The sound design matched perfectly, while I enjoyed the small touch of Korean music.
I just rate how much I enjoyed my animuus! I dislike analysing stuff, since you will always miss something and I personally don't believe in some kind of objective truth, no matter what others may say. I loved this so much, and if you are open for many new things, you will probably do the same!
I'm sorry for my bad English I was really struggeling with expressing my feelings with this one...read more