Wednesday, March 01, 2006


Subject: Noir
"RahXephon - the Movie" was a short recap/retelling of the series. A number of condensed plot-points, and an equal number of abject storyline changes that make things a little more direct and obvious. While this essentially looked the same as the series -- the decent use of color and overall design I liked -- by being so condensed, it lost the only two other things it had going for it: atmosphere, and attention to detail. If anything, the dialouge and visual performances were more stiff and soulless.

Frankly, I expected as much, though I was hoping for at least some improvement to the animation, or a widescreen presentation or something. If the framecount was actually higher, you couldn't really tell. "Number of frames doth not a quality of motion make." *cough*

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