as Tetsuya Azuma
as Luna Kozuki
as Prof. Kotaro Azuma
as Midori Azuma
as Dr. Kozuki
as Lt. Col. Kamijo
as Kaoru Naito
as Gen. Kamijo
as Old Doctor
Critic Reviews for Casshern
When Casshern is tapping into a sense of awe, it most fully earns the somewhat exhausting world-building it takes to get there.
Surprisingly bittersweet and contemplative, and hence registers more strongly than a mere sensory spectacle.
Une expérience technique enlevante beaucoup plus qu'un film à part entière.
Like the similarly stylized Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and, to a certain extent, 300, Casshern is more about visuals than story. It's a CG playground where cartoon and live action collide.
Its pessimistic view of the future is as old hat as the superhero premise, but the way it looks most certainly is not. Style over substance? Certainly. But what style!
Audience Reviews for Casshern
A medical researcher inadvertently creates a race of humanoids who faced with extermination by the military promptly rebel and declare war on mankind in a flashy live action anime that's frankly all over the place. The plot, such as it is, is erratic and occasionally incomprehensible and during the extended periods when there was no dialogue at all it felt like an interminably long music video. And then when the characters started spouting long winded and pretentious nonsense about the nature of war, I wished they'd kept their mouths shut. But like most Anime based stories the confused and confusing story is salvaged by the glorious visuals which are a stunning hotch potch of manga, Jeunet-esque steam punk and even expressionist imagery presented as a combination of live action and animation that is very reminiscent of Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow. And I also have to say I really like the closing scene that has a genuinely sincere and heart warming message. Unfortunately it's not enough to make up for the tediously long-winded and pretentious guff that makes up the dialogue and considering the surprising lack of action, it's waaaaaay too long. Flashy but dull.
Futuristic sci-fi epic from Japan. Quite disappointed to be honest. Has some style and visual flair, but there wasn't enough action and things just got too over-dramatic and sentimental. It's so CGI drenched that the film could pass as animation, it was like watching a computer game. But it has some cool moments to enjoy, they're just too few and far between.
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