Promare Review

Promare

If you’re a fan of anime then you should be familiar with Trigger. The animation studio is responsible for such hit anime series as Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann. Yet, surprisingly, the studio has never worked on a feature-length animated film… Until now. Is Promare a film that showcases the talents of the studio or should Trigger just stick to animated series?

Thanks to its slick animation style, Promare gives us something that we rarely see in a Japanese animated film. However, the slick animation is the only thing that separates itself from the other anime films since the usual anime tropes are all there. If there was such a thing as anime trope bingo, then you’d probably hit bingo right away.

Promare follows Galo Thymos, a hotshot firefighting mecha pilot who protects the city from the Burnish. However, he soon discovers that the Burnish is not as evil as he believes they are when he meets the leader of the Burnish resistance group, Lio Fotia.

Promare

Although Trigger’s animated series isn’t for everyone, Promare is geared towards general audiences. Promare should please anime fans in general, not just fans of the studio’s work. Regardless, if you’re not a fan of anime then the movie won’t change your mind.

That’s because all the typical anime tropes are in this film—all the way down to the stereotypical anime characters. In other words, everything about the film is predictable. Meaning you know who the good guys and who are the bad guys are exactly based on their character designs and voices. So if you see a character that looks and sounds evil then they probably are the bad guys—even if the films paints them as the good guys at first.

Unfortunately, this also means that we get some predictable character arcs too. If you’ve seen one anime then you’ve seen them all. You know how each character will progress and who will have a change of heart. To be fair, the story is simple enough to where it’s easy to figure out how things will play out. We’re not talking about an animated film with complex ideas with a deep message. We’re talking about a film where firefighters fight fires with mecha suits. They’re going for entertainment value here, not for awards.

Promare

It’s just a shame that we don’t get to know a lot of the characters introduced in the film. If you’re expecting a film focusing on the group of heroes then it’s time to curb those expectations. The film focuses solely on Galo and Lio. This is their story and everyone else takes a backseat. So with all of the eccentric characters that you see in the film, I guess you’ll just have to come up with your backstory for them.

Regardless, the story takes a lot of cool concepts and puts them together. Imagine a story where mechas meet the Brotherhood of Mutants and you have Promare. If that sounds cool to you then the animation is better.

The visuals are very visceral and so incredibly artistic. Trigger’s use of 3D and traditional 2D animation brings to life this rich and crazy world. However, the character animation is a hit or miss. At times the animation is good and other times it looks rushed. It doesn’t fit in with the amazing background animation. Nevertheless, the animation itself rivals the look and style of Into the Spider-Verse.

Overall, Promare is an over-the-top, stylish, and entertaining film by Trigger. Even though the entire film feels like one long anime episode, that doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s also incredibly gorgeous too. Not bad for their first feature-length film.

Rating: 4/5 atoms

The post Promare Review appeared first on Nerd Reactor.





from Nerd Reactor

0 comments:

Video Games Movies / Film Music Nerd News Nerd Star Trek Trailers DC Comics Sci-Fi Television / TV Comic Books Movie News DC Cinematic Universe Movie Trailers News Comedy / Humor TV News Nintendo Wii Batman Technology Batman v Superman Superman Celebrities Music Videos Comic Strips Syko.org TV Promos Wonder Woman Animation Marvel Comics Social Media Sports Arizona / AZ Stargate Superbowl Football Linkin Park Man of Steel Science Suicide Squad Xbox 360 DC Films Editorials Government Nintendo DS Box Office Comic Book News DC Television Universe Green Lantern Harley Quinn Microsoft Rock News Suns Twitter Videos Basketball Blogosphere Business DC Extended Universe Daily Deals Food / Beverage Marijuana Marvel Cinematic Universe PlayStation 3 Spider-man Staff News Super Bowl 50 The Joker Video of the Day Warner Bros. Web Development Wonder Woman Angry Birds Apple Aquaman Archie Comics Auctions Batgirl Birds of Prey Bizzaro Bizzaro Girl Bluetooth Books Bryan Fuller C4MULA CBS California California / CA Cartoons Chester Bennington Crime Customization DC Entertainment DC TV Dead by Sunrise Deaths Deep Space Nine Ebay Email Facebook Fanmade Features Federation Financial Florida / FL Fringe Gmail Google+ Greg Berlanti Hawkman Health Japan Julien-K Literature Luxury Martian Manhunter Mobile / Wireless Multiplayer Multitouch Music News NSFW Nevada / NV Nintendo 3DS No Warning Operating Systems Orgy PSN Papa Roach Pete's Dragon Press Releases Rap Music Reviews Rockstar Seth Macfarlane Software Software Update Sony Star Trek Beyond Streaming Media Supergirl Syko Sam SykoDeals SykoPoetry Tech News The Avengers The CW The Flash The Flintstones Themes Transportation Trekkers Trekkies Trekspertise United Family Music Voyager Walmart Warehouse 13 Website Tools Windows Windows 10 Windows Media Xbox Live iMac