This will be a short review. Bit of difficulty on me writing longer reviews in general. This has mild spoilers.
Promare is a film by Trigger and staff about a world plagued by racism between humans and Burnish after a mysterious case of spontaneous human combustion. It follows the fire fighter named Galo Thymos whose crew have an fateful encounter with the leader of the Burnish, Lio Fotia. They stumbled upon a plot that undermines the world without going into spoilers.
I watched the anime film by renting on YouTube. My experiences watching the film might be different considering the graphics and visuals of the movie were a bit odd.
I didn’t research but the animation took a while to get used to. I assume everything is CGI to help with animation. Though I felt a bit awkward. Comparing to past Trigger anime series (I haven’t seen any films), the sakuga (Japanese term for fluid animation) wasn’t as intense or breathtaking.
Aside from the visuals, the story and characters with the limited amount of time for a film is ok. Don’t expect anything deep. This film is generic but very flashy and exaggerated to the extent that you know the staff acknowledges that they are parodying long time and frequentl themes explored in past works: mecha, technique names, space, aliens without spoilers. The plot twists kept leveling up ina ridiculous manner.
In short, the film is a love letter to past Trigger works, staff, and fans. It is a film that shouldn’t be taken seriously as the ending is pretty upbeat given how past Trigger works get melodramatic and emotional.
If you love Trigger, I recommend this film.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2020 3:01:33 GMT by Taka: added picture
I'm starting to see people compare the film to what's going on in today's world with the racism and police brutality. I think it's more coincidental since the film is mostly on racism. Galo is a fire fighter who wanted to save people without sacrificing anyone because he emulated his idol whom was a hero to him without spoilers.
Re-evaluating my review and the themes of racism. I was wrong to say it's coincidental as the film's racism had a corrupt government. In real life, racism is a systemic thing that perpetuates the institutions and the community. That's hard to eradicate racism especially given how cruel human nature can be.
I was going to move my above post to the Promare film discussion. I realized I posted in my own review. I realized I'm critiquing my own rushed review that I was going to do for fun. I ended up evaluating it. animevice.boards.net/thread/14116/promare-discussion I guess since the film's tone isn't as serious or melodramatic in how it conveys racism made me wrote or second guess in the review "don't take this film seriously" especially how conveniently happy and resolved ending it had.
Trigger's past works have had themes. Some of them were executed well while others like Darling in the Franxx were pretentious and mixed bags. It's up to me or you or anyone to interpret the message a work is giving or not even consciously (the writers) giving it or not.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2020 0:52:23 GMT by Taka: https://animevice.boards.net/thread/14116/promare-discussion