a lot of scenes fell flat for me, majority was overall mediocre
so much DETAIL in the imagery. i couldn’t look away for a second without missing minuscule movement or action in the foreground/background. you can really see the care and dedication put into this, how each corner of the frame is literally brimming with life (ironic for a dystopian setting).
both the aural and visual stylistics definitely made up for the heavy condensed plot. don’t get me wrong, the storyline and world-building aspects were incredible, but the film adaptation may have tried to squeeze too much into a 2 hour run-time.
other than that, we definitely see Akira preceding a film/televisual awakening of cyberpunk galore.
i decided to make this my 1000th watched film, and boy was it an interesting choice.
this review is more or less an incoherent jumble of ideas on Bergman and this film but nonetheless help to show the confusing but inspiring disarray of afterthoughts from this watch.
from only seeing two films by Bergman, I can see his works take the form of pure auteurism. the idea of a narrative still resides in both Persona and Wild Strawberries, but expressionist…