Blame! Review — B-

People try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world as robots kill them.

I really like the idea of this: people built robots to maintain a city for them, but due to some disease, the robots no longer recognize the inhabitants as humans and proceed to hunt them down as illegal squatters.

It’s an action movie which involved lots of running from killer robots and fighting killer robots and getting killed by killer robots. The action scenes were pretty solid. Sadly, this kind of movie is not really my thing. I was bored.

Usually these types of shows have some minimal human drama to maintain the viewer’s interest. And Blame attempted this too. There were a couple love stories, the main character’s friend tragically died, grandpa had to keep telling some stupid young hothead to chill. But none of this had much impact since I couldn’t tell any of the characters apart.

Oh and the main character said maybe ten sentences in the entire movie. It kind of reminds me of the embarrassing story I wrote in my chuuni phrase in middle school of a cool dude dodging lots of traps. Knights of Sidonia (by the same author and studio) was superior in every way.

  • Storytelling – C – Good action scenes, less story.
  • Voice – A – Very cool setting.
  • Characters – B – Some are better than others. Main guy was pretty dull.
  • Attention Grab – B – Finished it without much trouble.
  • Production – B – Looks ok, if you don’t mind the CG. Impossible to tell people apart.
  • Overall – B-

RecommendationsKnights of Sidonia

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