Thursday, January 20, 2011
Clif-Notes: Gantz the Movie
Back in 2005 I found a "cheap" anime dvd at Wal-Mart that had a really cool sounding premise. After being killed, some people are pulled into a game by a black sphere called Gantz. Giving them suits to enhance their physical attributes, they are told to go hunt aliens and monsters. If you can survive, you are awarded point. If you reach 100 points, you can chose to take your life back. Even though it had a pretty slow start, I stayed with it and has pleasantly pleased by the end.
So you should be able to understand how happy I was when the theater had a special, live premiere of the first movie. 333 theaters across America had a premiere a week before it opened in Japan! How awesome is that? And the movie was totally awesome too! I'm definitely gonna have to go back and watch the cartoon cuz I'm completely excited by it again. If you like weird foreign movies, it's worth getting into. If you like anime, it's worth getting into. Cool, cool stuff going on right here.