Marc Bernardin
July 01, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
116 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/04/03
performer
Beau Billingslea, Steven Jay Blum, Melissa Charles, Wendee Lee
director
Shinichiro Watanabe
distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author
Keiko Nobumoto
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, ActionAdventure, Animation

We gave it a B+

In the year 2071, bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and his band of merry outlaws (paternal cyborg Jet, sassy femme Faye, and girly techno-savant Ed) hop on the trail of a seemingly indestructible terrorist planning to make Halloween on Mars a truly scary event. Based on the popular Japanese TV series (currently airing on the Cartoon Network), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie is in no rush to get to its conclusion, and so the occasional, very well done action sequences are spaced out by languorous stretches of, get this, STORY. For anime, this is a welcome change indeed. EXTRAS A passel of featurettes, in which the Japanese creators and the American voice cast detail the ”Bebop” world, are okay, but check out the storyboard comparisons — one of the best presentations of such material yet.

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