Sunday, January 28, 2018

Renaissance (2006) Animation First 2018

Stark black and white animated film created using motion capture is a visual delight.

A young scientist goes missing and a police detective and his partner go on the hunt- only to find a bigger conspiracy tan either had ever imagined.

The visuals are everything here. The stark shade of light and dark make this truly a cinematic comic book, something the previous year's SIN CITY hadn't quite managed. The film is a monochromatic delight  with the images kind of taking on a life of their own.

While a very good film, RENAISSANCE suffers from a plot that isn't all that remarkable. We've been here any number of times with the good cop running into bad corporate types. There are simply too many riffs from other films to make the mystery all that mysterious.

Weak mystery or no the film is entertaining and if you want to see a film with a truly unique visual style then this film is a must when it plays next weekend at Animation First in NYC. If you've never seen this film or only seen it on TV  you must see this on a big screen were it will overhelm you.

For tickets and more information go here.

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