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A sci-fi anime House-musical movie collaboration between Daft Punk--and their music--and designer Leiji Matsumoto. During the recording of their DISCOVERY album and using the themes of sci-fi celebrity, decadence and space travel, Daft Punk--with help from Cedric Hervet--wrote the story and inspired seasoned Japanese animators to symbiotically create this stunning space musical.
The appeal of Interstella 5555 will depend greatly on whether or not you like the music of Daft Punk. It is hard to imagine people don’t but then the world is full of weirdos. Although detractors may say it is just the album, Discovery, accompanied by some pretty moving pictures but for me it is hard to see what more you want in a musical when the music and pretty pictures are this damn good.
Despite being conceived as a visual realisation of Daft Punk’s aforementioned album the film is as much about, and a love letter to, animation giant, Leiji Matsumoto. Brought on as a visual supervisor, not only is the appearance of the film steeped in his distinctive…
I know it may not be technically a 5 star movie but for me personally it ticks all the right boxes. I'm a big anime fan and Leiji Matsumoto's particular art style has always been a favorite of mine. And more importantly, I am an unabashed fanboy of Daft Punk. Discovery - which scores this film - is probably in my top 5, nay my top 3 albums of all time.
So stick it all in a pot bring to the boil and allow to simmer, and you have a delicious Ani-Punk stew which serves up to, I don't know, all the people ever who have a foot to tap and a heart to flutter.
Have I sold it to you yet?
"Give life back to music," chanted Daft Punk on the opening track for their most recent album Random Access Memories. It seems their message hasn't changed at all in twelve years, as this exact theme is omnipresent in the story for Interstella 5555, an animated representation of their 2001 hit album Discovery. The animation, drawn straight out of Japan, is gorgeous, and the visuals perfectly complement the incredible soundtrack, which is the album in its entirety. There's no dialogue in the entire film, but rather the music of Daft Punk chooses to let the story speak for itself. Save for a few sound effects, the film is completely devoid of dialogue. And it worked out perfectly.
Interstella 5555 is not…
There's not much to say about this except that it's pure enjoyment from beginning to end. The colors and imagery are amazing. Everything looks so fucking cool. And, oh yeah, it's soundtracked by Daft Punk's Discovery, one of the landmark albums of the '00s from one of the biggest and best musical acts in the world (for the three of you that didn't yet know).
I'm pretty sure it's impossible to watch this and not smile or want to dance at some point during it. The story, while excellent and satisfying in how it plays out, simply serves to aid the music. Which is fine, because the idea behind it all is so simple that it can sometimes be easy…
An amazing musical adaption of the fantastic album from the kings of retro electronica and house music- Daft Punk.
The house beats and Giorgio Moroder inspired synths match up so perfectly to an anime sci-fi space opera- without a doubt of the best and innovative musicals of all time.
When talking about films involving blue space people, we all know which is the obvious better film.
Kiss Daft Punk's asses, James Cameron.
Interstella 5555 glides seamlessly through Daft Punk's album, Discovery, track by track, portraying an extensively visual, energetic story with appealing characters and vibrant animation. The imaginative, intergalactic setting fits with the easy going entertainment. The sound effects, animation, characters, and music support the tale.
Sound effects are minimal and occur during song transitions. The scenes that include rain begin with the splattering of rain and at one point there is even a loud car crash. Otherwise, the music provides sound effects, typically with flashes and movements aligned to bass beats or some predominant instrumentation. These pairings between the music and the animation unifies both, making sure they don't come off as disjoint. There are portions where the beats and animation…
If you've seen the music video from "One More Time", the film carries on from that. The storyline is a bit darker than I imagined but the animation syncs really well with the music!
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It was all a dream/the imagination of a five-year-old playing with his action figures while listening to his Daft Punk vinyl.
Rarely does a band make an entire movie out of a single cd and it's even rarer that the movie is this good. But truth be told, Interstella 5555 is a very basic movie. So basic in fact that it's only as good as your love for Daft Punk. If you have no love for Daft Punk there is nothing for you here.
Enjoyment Extracted: 8/10
Technical Execution: 5/10
Daft Punk: 10/10
Yo creo que esta película la debería ver mas veces, porque Daft Punk tienen canciones que me gustan y otras que no me sonaban, aunque para mi que no tenga dialogos y todo sean imagenes me jode un poco, me jode sobre todo porque lo que yo imagino al escuchar esas canciones me gusta mas.
The conquest of the universe. An intergalactic voyage through time and space, starring The Crescendolls personifying the legendary French electro-funk duo known as Daft Punk.
I caught a glimpse of this work by Leiji Matsumoto in Daft Punk's music video for their single "One More Time" that aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami back in the early 2000's. I hadn't had much knowledge of electronic music before seeing that video, but I instantly feel in love with genre thanks to the collaboratory efforts of Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo & Leiji Matsumoto in creating this futuristic musical masterpiece.
A beautifully animated visual realization of Daft Punk's landmark 2001 album Discovery.
My anime knowledge is admittedly rudimentary and limited to Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh and Kiki's Delivery Service so don't consider me a genre enthusiast. I've been wanting to watch this for some time after watching the extremely monotonous, yet disturbingly eerie Electroma directed by Daft Punk.
The plot is a very simplistic, original, and straightforward tale that manages to never overstay its welcome. It's reliance and successful attempt of visual storytelling harkens back to the silent film era, due to its absence of dialogue in the film, resulting in one of the film's greatest strengths.
The standout animated segments include "One More Time, Digital Love; Harder, Better, Faster Stronger; Cresendolls, Superheroes, Veridis Quo, Face to Face and Too Long."
Comes highly recommended to anyone a fan of Daft Punk. Here's to hoping those Alive 2017 tour rumors are true.
A mesmerising ode to the dangers of selling out and how dangerous things become once music becomes commoditized. Moreover, it's beautifully animated and scored to one of the best albums of the 21st Century. There's nothing not to love.
A love letter from Daft Punk to Leiji Matsumoto - Interstella 5555 is perhaps one of my favorite musicals ever. Beautiful visuals accompanying one of the greatest albums of all time by the Parisian duo, its necessarily impossile to dislike this metaphorical piece of art that remains a weird experience with a warm fuzzy feeling inside.
In the most reductive way, it's just a hour long music video for the Daft Punk Discovery album. But clearly that's not a bad thing.
***EDIT (March 30, 2014)***
Wow! I never would have expected that I'd get anywhere close to 100 likes on this…
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