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Old 01-30-2011, 05:02 AM   #9281 (permalink)
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Akira was an experiment by the govt. They did all kinds of scientific experiments on him that's why he had so much power.
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:30 AM   #9282 (permalink)
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what is city of god about? the poster looks interesting.
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Eh it didn't entertain me that much. Visually it was awesome, but I felt like the story was lacking a bit. The first half was great, but I don't know, I just go really bored. It was good I just wouldn't call it a masterpeice.

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HOLY SHIT. Speachless would be an understatement.
Masterpiece. One of the best films of the 00s.
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:11 AM   #9283 (permalink)
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I enjoyed it. I know people that watched the animated series was highly annoyed with it but since i'm a beginner it was fine with me. At the end of it, I wanted to see more though. I can't wait til Book 2 Earth comes out.
What? This was fucking horrible. Poor.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:36 AM   #9284 (permalink)
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ok scratch that earlier post about watching The Green Hornet on Monday - watching it on Chinese New Year's Eve in the morning - will probably have the entire cinema to myself and the ticket will be cheap to boot
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:40 AM   #9285 (permalink)
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Most fun I've had watching a movie in awhile.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:20 PM   #9287 (permalink)
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HOLY SHIT. Speachless would be an understatement.
i know, one of my favorite movies now.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:41 PM   #9288 (permalink)
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Did you manage to follow the plot? Not saying you have a trouble with your attention span, but it's a long movie with some intricacies (just what is Akira?) and I suspect it won't seem like a masterpiece if the story throws you off.
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I definately didn't fully understand it, so I'm probably gonna rewatch it tonight. I understood up until like the first hour or so, but then I got bored/tired so I kind of stopped paying attention haha. What I understood was that Tetsuo(probably spelled wrong) and Kaneda(same) are in a motor cycle gang, in Neo Tokyo. The city is going through anti-government/religious(?) riots. After the bike chase, when they are on the highway bridge, the government takes the gang and Tetsuo back to their facility for questioning. They either do this because Tetsuo saw the escaped little boy(can't remember his name) or because they believe they are rioters/they know they are in a gang.

I think Tetsuo got his powers when he smashed into the little boy on his bike. I thought(probaly wrong, but whatever) that the creepy little kids were people like Tetsuo who were tested on by the government. The whole thing at the stadium where he ecomes a big blob I did not get at all. I think the girl who Kaneda likes said Akira was a living force that was in us that helps us build and create(?). Maybe that's what gave Tetsuo and the creepy kids their powers, not too sure.

So yeah, I didn't really get it haha, I'll rewatch it tonight.
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Spoiler for spoilers for Akira:
I definately didn't fully understand it, so I'm probably gonna rewatch it tonight. I understood up until like the first hour or so, but then I got bored/tired so I kind of stopped paying attention haha. What I understood was that Tetsuo(probably spelled wrong) and Kaneda(same) are in a motor cycle gang, in Neo Tokyo. The city is going through anti-government/religious(?) riots. After the bike chase, when they are on the highway bridge, the government takes the gang and Tetsuo back to their facility for questioning. They either do this because Tetsuo saw the escaped little boy(can't remember his name) or because they believe they are rioters/they know they are in a gang.

I think Tetsuo got his powers when he smashed into the little boy on his bike. I thought(probaly wrong, but whatever) that the creepy little kids were people like Tetsuo who were tested on by the government. The whole thing at the stadium where he ecomes a big blob I did not get at all. I think the girl who Kaneda likes said Akira was a living force that was in us that helps us build and create(?). Maybe that's what gave Tetsuo and the creepy kids their powers, not too sure.

So yeah, I didn't really get it haha, I'll rewatch it tonight.
I can help out some I believe It's been a while, but I think I remember it well enough.
Spoiler for AKIRA:
The government/military was conducting experiments on test subjects in order to create superhumans with psychokinetic abilities. I guess the purpose may have been to use these superpeople as weapons in warfare, but that's a bit besides the point. The most promising of these initial test subjects was Akira, a kid with super potential. I believe he became too powerful and could not contain his power and thus created an explosion that took most of Tokyo with it and also started WWIII. After the explosion, scientists were still able to collect parts of Akira's body which they froze and keep in a secret lab under the Neo Tokyo Stadium.

Akira was not the only person with abilities. The little blue guys also have powers, but are not as powerful. An antigovernment group tries to help one of them escape their home/prison when Tetsuo crashes with him. For some reason, perhaps because of his exposure to the blue guy, Tetsuo is brought to the place where they conduct this research rather than a normal hospital. During a scan, they discover that Tetsuo has potential for psychokinetic powers and so they awaken those powers and put him on a superdrug they've concocted which is supposed to help him keep the powers under control.

Anyways, at the core of the story, Tetsuo escapes from his government captors and without the drug, can't contain his powers which makes him grow more powerful, but eventually causes him to grow uncontrollably .. until finally causing an explosion similar to the one created by Akira some 30 years earlier, essentially repeating history.

There's a lot more details, particularly in the manga (f.ex Akira can still project his image and stuff from his frozen tubes and so is a conscious force appearing in the film and even more in the manga), but that's the jist of it I reckon
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:12 PM   #9290 (permalink)
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I'm gonna read the spoilers after I re-watch it, and I'll see how close I got. Thanks!
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