This sure is cool. Like pushing the visual style of »Sin City« to the limit.
I don’t know if I like it 100% but the story is surprisingly good (I really liked the ending, what is something that did not happen to me with many movies recently). And they made human body-movement not look totally stupid in a CGI movie! Can you believe that? Step aside Enki Bilal with your dumb, G-Police/Playstation One-like CGI-characters that f***ed up »Immortel« completly (a movie that is a very interesting darker version of Luc Besson’s »Fifth Element« stylewise beside of that on my opinion, but he totally ruined it with the CGI…).
I haven’t seen »A Scanner Darkly« yet (and I probably never will because I so much dislike Keanu Reeves, but if I have the chance to see it I might try to ignore him) but I think this team has done the better job. Still the shadows, especially in the characters’ faces look a little unrealistic from time to time.
And again neither this nor »Scanner Darkly« will hit the big screen around here which would be the way they ought to be watched. It’s depressing.