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The Animatrix (2003)


Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: "The Second Renaissance parts 1 & 2" Director/writer/designer Mahiro Maeda (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by angrynerdrock07 on July 7th, 2006:Find all reviews by angrynerdrock07
Mahiro Maeda has the advantage of 18 minutes to discuss his film, rather than 9 like the other creators were given. Unfortunately, he tends to fall into the trap of narration. He gives some insight into the subtext behind the imagery used in the piece including how the scenes of anti-robot violence in part 1 are taken directly from images of our own violent history. This is definitely the most enjoyable commentary track on this disc, but still too short to really get anything substantial out of it.


7/10
Commentary 2: "Program" director/writer/animator Yoshiaki Kawajiri (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by angrynerdrock07 on July 7th, 2006:Find all reviews by angrynerdrock07
These two converse a lot about the use of 2D cell animations and 3D environments. They manage to fill up the entire nine minute track with good insight into the piece. However, the film is too short for them to delve into any deep explorations, leaving the listener with only a superficial glance at the process behind it.



7/10
Commentary 3: "World Record" director Takeshi Koike (in Japanese w/ English subtitles) Rating:7.0/10 (2 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by angrynerdrock07 on July 7th, 2006:Find all reviews by angrynerdrock07
In this track the director, Takeshi Koike, is being interviewed by the producer. The interview process works well within the time constraints of the film because it keeps the director constantly talking. However like the other tracks, we are only given a glimpse into the creation process. If given more than 9 minutes, I am sure this would have been a very informative commentary.


7/10