Saturday, June 04, 2005

"RahXephon" -- Clone or Not Clone?

Subject: Noir
I was rather beat last night, but I managed to squeak in "RahXephon" disc 2. What I said before about taking a while to remember what the heck happened previously because it was so long since I watched disc 1, well, I had that in spades. It didn't help that I couldn't really remember which young lady was who and was after which guy, but no biggie. I figured most of it out as I went.

Okay, it's not really a clone of "Evangelion", but it sure as heck takes a lot from it. But without the psychological edge. I mean, it's solidly written and all, and it's got a fine attention to detail (and a great use of color!), but it's a little less "intense" than Eva.

And I'll need to watch it a little more before I can really form an opinion about it one way or another. I don't dislike it yet, but I might potentially get bored with it if it doesn't go anywhere soon. I'll probably have the next disc for next weekend, so I'll at least be able to keep the context of it straight in my head.

Otherwise, not much else going on. "Madlax" disc 2 didn't show up early, so I'm a little dissappointed. I did get the Critereon release of "Jules et Jim", though, so I think I might watch arty French movies tonight in it's place, and party with Madlax & Margaret (and Vanessa and Eleanor!) next week. Heh.

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