After being inspired by Fast & Furious, it's as if the Japanese anime equivalent of Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races had ingested more than one cocktail of steroids, acid and various animal testosterones.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Everything I loved about the video game series F-Zero made into one hell of a film.
Every single one of the characters is somewhere between a little crazy to completly over the top, from the two asshole-superheroes Lynchman and Johnnyboya, the aptly named "SUPERBOINS" and "Machinehead" Tetsujin to the lovable protagonist Sweet JP.
The different crazy antics of these characters create a really unique humour just with how everyone is such a large ham about racing and the simple fact…
I'm still trembling in excitement. Please don't watch this before driving or you'll be flooring the pedal. Adrenaline filled, unlimited craziness. Made from a 100,000 hand made drawings, giving off a ton of energy per second. The walls shook, blood vessels burst. Redline goes with a pace as fast as it's racers, so do try to keep up, slowpokes.
Coyboy Bebop + F-Zero + the good parts of podracing = Redline. The visuals in this movie are amazing - some of the best animation/visual touches I have ever seen in anime.
'Its development took seven years and used 100,000 hand-made drawings.' (Wikipedia)
Much like Gravity (2013), you don't watch Redline if you're looking for an intriguing story.
Redline is self-aware and achieved what it set out to do.
(Which is to be awesome, firing on all cylinders.)
Still remains the most visually impressive 2D animated production I have seen to date.
'It's like drugs for your eyes.'
-Everyone who's seen Redline
It's like Speed Racer meets Death Race. The animation was kinda cool, even though sometimes it was hard to tell what was going on, and the races were alright. Everything else, though, was meh. I just never really got into it.
this film has a few big issues.
DOESN'T MATTER. METAL AS FUCK. DEFINITELY A MUST-WATCH.
The racing scenes are exhilarating and there's enough crazy bio-weapons, tits, mecha and insane support characters for most anime fans to slake their thirst on. I enjoyed it but more for the brilliant design than the narrative which is pretty tame and superficial at best: duck-tailed Mr. Cool wants to win the race and the girl - it is what it is.
The thick shadowed design is gorgeous and the look of the weapons and cars pretty amazing. All in all a neon clusterfuck of sound and fury. Easily enjoyed and easily forgotten.
It's gonna be difficult for me to talk about this movie without mentioning Speed Racer. Honestly, many of the reasons I like this movie are for the same reasons I loved speed racer. A series of over the top, unrealistic, off-the-wall races involving unrealistic cars, lots of danger, cheesy lines and lots of lots of tension. That's really all i have to say about this movie because it is pretty shallow. The whole story of the Roboworld government trying to…
despite my long time, deep admiration for the beautiful, melancholic films of studio ghibli, they've always seemed to lack a certain je nais se quoi. basically, LOTS OF FAST FUCKING DANGEROUS CARS.
"All I know is I'm behind the wheel, so it's my party now."
I'm going to be perfectly honest and admit my intentions with this review aren't entirely pure. I'm tired of people I know qualifying the statement that they like Redline by saying "oh, but the plot sucks," or, more importantly, criticizing Redline for that while other things that hardly seem any more narratively complete apparently get a pass. Since this is where I'm coming from, I may give…
7 years and 100,000 drawings = Speed Racer on acid. Pound for pound one of the most entertaining movies I have experienced. Visually stunning, crazy imaginative, makes you feel like you've snorted seven hundred tons of rocket fuel. I want to watch it again, I also want my own theme song. REDLIIIINE!