MINOR SPOILER ALERT!
This is the other movie that I watched without any pre-knowledge before watching the movie. In fact, I didn’t know that such movie is existed, though it released back in 2006. I found the original vcd in Gramedia in the early August this year, which only costed 8 thousands rupiah. Not knowing the story, finding the name of Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey, Jr., and Winona Rider on its cover, I bought it right away hehe 😉
This animated movie potrays the exact physical appearance of its casts, very look alike in my opinion And I so love James Barris‘ character (played by Downey). He’s the crazy friend of Bob Arctor (played by Reeves) just like Barney in How I Met Your Mother the tv series, in a cranky way. Winona Rider acts as Ryder plays as somebody’s girlfriend, as always. Watch the movie to find out whether she’s Arctor’s or Barris’ girl 😉
Full of drama from the beginning until the end, we might ask in my mind, why did this movie made in animation? One possible reason that came into my mind was because of the technology that been used in the movie couldn’t be provided in non-animated-movie. But simple animation is enough, doesn’t have to be full of CGI, because, like I said, the genre of this movie is drama. Though it needs specific technology which will be simply provided in animated movie. Can you imagine how complicated it is to apply The Invisibility Coat‘s technology in Harry Potter the movies? It is something like it.
This movie has double twisted ending, which you will never imagine. In the end of the movie, I did smile though I could only smile bitterly as the movie runs Like I always said, I think movie’s ending is one of important part of the movie. I do judge a movie by its ending. Ha! Therefore I recommend you to watch this movie eventhough you’re not a fan of Reeves, Downey, nor Rider. This is one of a kind movie that you’ll never see and or forget .
PS: to read my late movie review, click here