Created as a reboot of the Casshern franchise, Casshern Sins tells the story of a world where robots subjugated humanity after becoming self-aware. Their leader, Braiking Boss, ruled over the world with an iron fist. One day, a mysterious girl named Luna is summoned by the people, in order to bring the salvation of mankind. Fearing her as a potential threat, Braiking Boss sent three of his most powerful cyborg warriors to dispose of Luna: Casshern, Dio, and Leda. Casshern, the strongest warrior, manages to track down and kill Luna. However, this triggers a cataclysmic event which sets into motion the end of the world. Hundreds of years later, the world’s atmosphere is filled with poison, and, due to the inability of most remaining humans to reproduce, as well as the constant threat posed by the robots, humanity is on the brink of extinction.
Robots fare little better, fearing death as much as humans do: the poisonous environment quickly causes their mechanical bodies to rust and corrode, forcing them to constantly replace their damaged parts, if spare parts in good condition can even be found. In this wretched time and place, Casshern, who had disappeared following the assassination of Luna, returns with no memory of who he is or what he had done. As he embarks on a journey to find out the truth about himself, will Casshern discover his true purpose and destiny?
This has to be one of the greatest animes, EVER!
I’d caught the tail end on Toonami probably a year or two ago. Recently I was looking for a Robot focused movie to watch and had a vague recall of an anime about a desolate Earth populated by dying Robots.
The art is gorgeous! The story is compelling.
Now many of the Robots are humanoid and seem to have both mechanical and biological traits, there’s even a Robot child. Though there are also many none-human looking ‘bots who really want to eat Casshern so that they might gain immortality and put an end to the Ruin.
This is actually giving me new ideas about my Morningstars as well! Be sure to watch this, you won’t regret it.
- Robots with Brains; Russian Tycoon Revealed Timetable Through 2045 (hngn.com)
- Top 3 Reasons Why I Love Anime (animevice.com)
- Robot Building Lab (birthdayinabox.com)
And its having an unintentional adverse effect upon what they’re turning out.
Star Trek Into Darkness suffered from this after it came out. Part of the problem was the needless SECRECY which was destined to cause some people to be disappointed with the end product no matter the revelations. There were far better ways to market Star Trek Into Darkness then being all coy about who the villain was.
That was actually part of LOST problem, such grand expectations that the series finale became a letdown and to a lesser extent it happened with Battlestar Galactica as well. No resolution to BSG would have pleased everyone. In that case I was glad Ron Moore went with his gut…
For those of us paying attention, we already knew “John Harrison” was Khan Noonien Singh. Being coy about it did not enhance the movie and might have even hurt the films bottom line. A more straightforward – Rematch between Khan and Kirk marketing scheme probably would have worked out better overall.
Moreover I think the secrecy helped raise undo (and unachievable) expectations of the movie.
And I am seeing much of the same thing going on with Man of Steel.
The thing of it is. Both these movies can be perfectly awesome, yet still not be perfect and I think hype has caused people to expect (flawless) perfection. Not just with these two films, but entertainment in general: Books, Movies, TV Shows…
*Mark my words: Game of Thrones is destined to be the next letdown whenever it ends its run. I see it with the third season already. Not because it actually sucks, but because its been so hyped.
- Benedict Cumberbatch’s True STAR TREK Villain Identity Revealed! (geektyrant.com)
- Star Trek Into Darkness Brings Villain Into Light (fallsintowriting.com)
- J.J. Abrams Created an Alternate Scene to Preserve the Secret of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (slashfilm.com)
Recuse, I like cheesy Bollywood movies and Tanushree Dutta is really cute. This is actually the very second Bollywood film I ever saw and it floored me – Not the songs, but for the fact, for an Indian movie it was quite sexy (re: HOT) and even somewhat violent. Sure Bollywood loves ironic tragedy… But it never ever seems to go full on dark.
I think this film failed in India, but stuff like that does not matter to me. I found it entertaining enough.
Here’s the whole movie… (Hey, I just found it on Youtube) complete with hardwired English subtitles.
- Ishita’s sister Tanushree guiding force in her life (vancouverdesi.com)
- Vidya Balan’s most Powerful Performances (retrify.com)
Sorry been sick.
Anyhow, issue #1 of After Darkness, the follow-up comic book to Star Trek Into Darkness is out. Firstly, this is a gorgeously rendered comic book.
Robert April and Alexander Marcus were in communication, Marcus designed the override which let April take control of the Enterprise. April also made a very big point that Harry Mudd‘s daughter (who has the hots for Kirk) was a ‘completely innocent smuggler’. Is she really innocent? Or is she a Section 31 Agent?
April, though aware of Section 31 does not seem to be an actual agent himself.
While back on the Enterprise, Spock is going through some changes. Uhura tries to talk to him and he nearly rips her head off – after punching dents into his rooms bulkheads. The Enterprise goes to New Vulcan, where Sarek greets them as well as another person…
I’m assuming this mysterious woman is someone we know, or they wouldn’t have her in shadows. Is it Mudd’s daughter, or – Is this T’Pring?
- Pon Farr Dancing With The Vulcan Of Love! (iwanticewater.wordpress.com)
- Trek’s new nemesis – New Zealand Herald (nzherald.co.nz)
- The Top 10 ‘Star Trek’ TV Shows We Want to See (geek-news.mtv.com)
- Mudd Incident (en.memory-alpha.org)
- Star Trek – Vulcan’s Glory by D.C. Fontana (Review) (them0vieblog.com)
- ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Easter Eggs & Trivia (screenrant.com)
- Vulcan survivor’s guilt: Why J.J. Abrams should make Mr. Spock the hero of the new “Star Trek” franchise (rogerebert.com)
- Designing Romulan Republic Uniforms For Star Trek Online… (musingsofamildmanneredman.com)
This is from a deleted scene.
This deleted water scene just compounds it for me.
Responding to criticism that the scene in the Enterprise shuttlecraft in which Kirk catches a glimpse of Carol Marcus in her underwear could be viewed as sexist, J.J. Abrams revealed during an interview on Conan on May 23, 2013 a segment of a deleted scene from the film in which Khan is seen taking a shower.
- The Roy Batty Principle, or the “Empathectomy for fun and profit” (dwighttowers.wordpress.com)
- “I’ve seen things… “ (thegeeksshallinherittheearth.wordpress.com)
- Movie Monday (loubylashes.wordpress.com)
- Some Mostly Unorganized Thoughts on Twisted Christianity in Blade Runner . . . (professortroubles.wordpress.com)
- Khan Noonien Singh (alternate reality) (raptorsclaw.wordpress.com)
- Making Amends: Blade Runner (1982) (theshadowzone.wordpress.com)
- Favorite Movies: Blade Runner (seankeelan.wordpress.com)
- Tears in rain: how Snapchat showed me the glory of data death (theverge.com)
OK. My friend really has an issue with Spock having a girlfriend. Though he should know better, he thinks Spock should only ‘have a girlfriend every seven years…’
However, that’s not exactly what Amok Time set out to prove. Sure Vulcans have a biological drive which once every seven years demands they reproduce, yet nothing in the episode implies that this prevents relationships between the opposite sexes the rest of the time.
And Ambassador Sarek proves this, he married twice. We know, both from his mind meld with Picard and Star Trek 2009 – That he married Amanda Grayson because he loved her. Years later he chose another wife Perrin.
The point is biological drive does not equal the desire for companionship. Vulcans are feeling beings, despite what they try to tell themselves.
- Sarek (en.memory-alpha.org)
- Amanda Grayson (en.memory-alpha.org)
- Star Trek – Vulcan’s Glory by D.C. Fontana (Review) (them0vieblog.com)
- Amanda Grayson (alternate reality) (en.memory-alpha.org)