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Poll: Appleseed (2004) Episode 1 Discussion

Jan 31, 2009 5:42 AM

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I used to have a keyboard with a loose M button. I felt your pain, it was really annoying!
Mar 31, 2009 3:45 PM
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.... *snickers* Best sum up of a film ever Kvakond.
May 28, 2009 8:23 PM

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Kvakond said:
I used to have a keyboard with a loose M button. I felt your pain, it was really annoying!

Did it have a magic I, serously the ending was lame, as for what I gave it, plotholes, no consistency with characters, meh soundtrack, not that good of animation

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Jun 22, 2009 4:38 PM

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I like the movie. Of course, i have only seen a few mecha movies. The animation was great, and i liked the story.
Aug 11, 2009 4:46 AM
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mitamaking said:
Did it have a magic I, serously the ending was lame, as for what I gave it, plotholes, no consistency with characters, meh soundtrack, not that good of animation


While I agree about the ending and the rather mediocre soundtrack, I still really enjoyed the movie. Maybe it was just the animation that drew me in but I found myself wanting to see what happened next. It was an odd feeling but I couldn't really get into the mood of the movie but still wanted to keep watching it, if that makes any sense.
Aug 24, 2009 8:31 PM

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It had a forgettable story and forgettable characters. I love the look of it but the animation kind of robbed the characters emotions just because of the animation style.
Sep 21, 2009 10:04 PM

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If you take Motoko from Ghost in the Shell and make her spit out clichéd, teen naiveties, then you'll have Deunan. If you take Batou from Ghost in the Shell and try to make his voice sound even more gruff and macho 'till it reaches the borderline of absolutely cheesiness, then you'll have Briareos.

The animation was quite good however the poor facial expressions render the whole attempt almost useless. 8.5/10

The voice acting is beyond terrible and the cliches are bountiful.

6/10 (-4 for terribly overused plot line full of holes and absolutely no trace of originality.)

/Appleseed was created before Ghost in the Shell by Shirow but this movie feels like an overplayed, cheap tv drama with high end animations... Such a sad combination.
Modified by arimakenshin, Sep 21, 2009 10:08 PM
Oct 10, 2009 7:39 AM

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Quote from Ex Machina discussion:
BioMax said:
Appleseed: pretty usual, but normal, sufficient plot for such kind of movie; not many barely stupid moments (but they are present); graphics are not so good as it could be; action moments also could be better (not as much as graphics, of course) a little bit 'cause of the staging and much more 'cause of the camera angles and positions. I'd say, it's about 6.5/10. Normal, but could be better.
Nov 28, 2009 2:26 PM
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I liked it, but the ending felt a bit meh
Aug 7, 2010 4:03 AM

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There's something about this... I guess it's the unique style and cool fast-paced explosive over-the-tp action. Your usual Sci-fi story, but with a very interesting presentation.

I love the artistic style here, both visuals and astounding soundtrack ^^
Aug 24, 2010 2:08 PM
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Very good movie IMO.

Right, perhaps the plot wasn't extraordinary, the graphics had some mistakes, the music was rather poor (I don't like electronic music so much) but I like it. Appleseed has something that order you to keep watching until the end (I agree, a bit lame, but I couldn't device something better than it). The last battle of the D Tank was really thrilling and incredible!
Oct 12, 2010 11:32 AM

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Ive watched and own this its awesome

Behold of my awesomeness~
Dec 28, 2011 8:55 PM
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Good enough to draw me in and keep my attention all the way threw but the plot was just so cookie cutter bad versus evil. It is worth it though just to see the amazing animation.
Jan 10, 2012 8:01 PM

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Maybe it was the stream I saw, but the animation seemed a bit inconsistent at times, like a skipping record. Fortunately it didn't ruin the movie for me. I liked the over all plot.
Jan 15, 2012 8:07 PM

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6-7/10 .. would have been an 8/10 if I didn't hate the CGI so much
Sep 29, 2013 4:24 AM

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14:57 Hitomi ii ne・・・

28:35 dat punch

49:18 NOOOO Hitomiiii

58:52 that's Deunan's mom ,right

59:40 bingo

01:13:19 nice shot

Isayama Hajime should be awarded The Manga with The Highest Inconsistencies of Characters' Appearances.
He keeps performing multiple plastic surgeries on those Shingeki No Kyojin characters in a SINGLE chapter.
Yes, I've read up to the latest chapter of Shingeki No Kyojin manga.
Forced myself to read through the kidsketching chapters after the anime's ended. At least from now on, I only have to go through the hell once a month.
Patiently awaiting SNK TV/movie/OVA anime-sequel.
The 2015 SNK live-action movie would probably suck.
Dec 1, 2013 3:14 PM

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I thought this would be a remake of the older version but this was a whole different story, which was quite sad as I really liked the old version a lot more than this one! That plus the horrible CGI makes an average movie I do wonder what they've done with the sequel!
Jul 31, 2014 7:33 PM

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More action than the OVA (good).

It had some nicely themed moments, like the ride in Hitomi's car.

At least we got to see some super-tanks again... felt a bit like the matrix though... decent enough. 6/10 (above average)
Oct 6, 2016 6:43 AM

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Looks bad, sounds bad, is actually pretty bad. The last battle was okay.
6/10 probably about to go down to 5 or I will leave the points empty because I dont want to rate something this low.
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It is for Madoka alone." - Homura
or how I would descripe Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
Jun 30, 2017 5:59 PM

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I don't know if this was the norm back in 2004, but I honestly hope I never have to watch ANYTHING with the same visuals ever again. It was very very distracting and bad to look at.
"At some point, I stopped hoping."
Feb 25, 2018 2:06 PM

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That was cool movie with an easy understandable story. Those elders ended up dying, I guess they got what they deserved after trying to infertile humans and extinct them. They are old so they've lived already, so they are trying to kill humanity along with them because of their failures.
This movie had a decent story and the heroine is badass, the only thing wrong with it is the CGI which were an eye sore to watch. The background was great though, but I guess I shouldn't judge harshly since this was an old animation.

But the story was very good and the MC was a woman who was awesome, I am tired of these male MCs.

"You know the rules, kill them all and keep moving "--- Lil Wayne- John