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ARMITAGE: DUAL MATRIX

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Armitage: Dual Matrix

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
performer:
Ahmed Best, Juliette Lewis
director:
Katsuhito Akiyama
genre:
Animation

We gave it a C

What is it about robots wanting to become human? In film and anime, the theme of the sentient simulacrum has yielded some near-masterpieces (”Blade Runner,” ”Ghost in the Shell”) and some ambitious failures (”A.I.,” ”Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis”). Dual Matrix, the latest installment in the popular anime series, falls somewhere in between: solid if not quite state-of-the-art animation dragged down by ponderous musings and an impenetrable back story. ”Armitage” fans will undoubtedly object, so here’s one point on which buffs and newbies can agree: Best, the voice of ”Star Wars”’ hated Jar Jar Binks, needs to find a day job.

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