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Today: Love, Death & Robots: Sonnie's Edge
Hi everybody, as gamers we truly felt home, instantly. The characters' optic reminded us of the rotten, gloomy design of "Dishonored" with a touch of "Borderlands", the surroundings of under worlds we've barely seen in for example "Star Wars" on Coruscant or the filthy marketplaces in "Blade Runner". World building like the science behind the beast fights was done in a matter of seconds and off we go into a world of cage fights reminiscent of the game "Evolve" mixed with the idea of bloodthirsty Pokémon, so a little bit of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Fight Them. Futuristic and yet so disgusting (positively) - it seems that this is the brutal reality that takes place behind the camera in these films, or if the adventures of Obi-Wan, Rick Deckard etc. would have an R-rated.
Nothing less than a cyberpunk neo-noir fight club is offered in this episode, a special point that can be emphasized is certainly the bombastic music. Used perfectly, it underlines the entertaining action moments in an outstanding way and makes this episode a wonderful short film for die-hard fans. You always have the feeling that you are looking at the dark cryptic side of the “Blade Runner” universe and for us a short film is really interesting and stands out of the crowd, if you want to see more from this universe after the end, to learn more of the characters or more of this story.
"Are you scared now?" You don't have to be, it's one of the best episodes of the first season!