Expelled from Paradise is rather straight-forward in its premise as it takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where much of humanity has integrated itself into a virtual world and an agent named Angela is tasked with seeking out the whereabouts of a mysterious hacker who is hijacking the virtual world she is part of. Manifesting within reality in a living form, Angela is assisted by a normal human named Dingo to track the hacker's whereabouts, where her perceptions on living as a human become challenged throughout her mission as she interacts with Dingo and learns of the true motives of the hacker she is seeking out.
To a great extent, the movie dabbles into a number of common sci-fi and action anime tropes in exploring Angela's adventure. Elements such as a post-apocalyptic future, a seemingly utopian virtual world, giant mecha fights and a badass female officer are nothing new in anime, especially as said badass female officer is a busty and cute-looking tsundere voiced by Rie Kugemiya. In addition, the plot is rather simple in its developments as Expelled from Paradise mostly focuses on Dingo and Angela tracking the hacker's whereabouts, Angela adjusting to life having a living body and later coming to learn of things with the hacker that aren't as they would seem on the surface. The movie does offer some exploration of how one would define their existence as a human through the differing upbringings that Angela and Dingo have in their experiences of living via Angela's virtual life and Dingo living within the barren wastelands of Earth, as well as the flaws to the virtual life that Angela had perceived as a utopia. While these are decent elements to Expelled from Paradise, they are secondary to the movie's main plot of tracking down and confronting the hacker. It's not so much that I hate what this movie offers up for its premise, but rather that it doesn't really have anything new to offer that I may have already seen from past sci-fi titles hence making it largely typical fare for me.
Visually, Expelled from Paradise milks the same 3DCG-type animation employed with Knights of Sidonia which makes use of a brighter color palette to depict the movie's more lighter mood. The animation rendering still gives character designs a plastic feel, though they have a wider range of facial expressions animated compared to Sidonia. While not as heavy on action as Sidonia, Paradise still has its moments of depicting gorgeously animated sequences at points in the movie's run such as Angela's virtual actions within her world and a large-scale mecha assault that Angela and Dingo have to fend off in the movie's finale.
As it is, Expelled from Paradise is a decent time-killer with what what it offers up with its sci-fi premise. It does have some interesting ideas it explores with what defines being human, but largely follows typical storytelling tropes of sci-fi and action titles that make it offer nothing new in the grand scheme of things.
Someday I’ll be gone To somewhere that we belong And God has never played his role 'Cause I’m the one who saves my soul It’s a perfect world we’re longing for
HungryWorld: Sorry for taking so long for the things i have to do, have been suffering from some health issues (including mental health deterioration). Anyways hope i can be a bit more active here soon enough once i am properly patched up again.
Apr 27, 2021 17:45:38 GMT
Taka: No worries, health, family, school, and work take priorities first.
Apr 28, 2021 7:41:52 GMT