As usual I went in as blind as possible. This was more difficult with this particular film being a part of a series of film adaptations of a popular anime but I had never watched the show so I thought I was doing well.
Have you ever sat down and daydreamed about the future and it slowly slipped into a gigante-normous pit of weirdness? Like you really just let your mind wonder and sat back to see just how out of hand it would get. That’s what I imagine the manga-ka and director sitting down to create this film did to bring it to life. I cannot describe this film as anything but an acid-using engineering major’s fever dream mirage of the future for humanity. The crazy thing is it makes sense in all the worst ways.