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Insane, over-the-top & brilliant,
This review is from: Redline [DVD] (DVD)
Redline is the most popular race in the universe. It is held once every five years and sees the best drives competing in a deadly no-holds-bared battle to the finish line. This time around the race is going to take place on the militaristic Roboworld who have declared that they will take out any and all drivers that dare to take part in the race. The extreme danger of the venue causes some drivers to drop out allowing the reckless `Sweet JP' enter to face the galaxies best drivers, the Roboworld military and underworld dealings.
`Redline' is a fantastically entertaining anime with some spectacular visuals, a light but entertaining plot and a good soundtrack. The animation does have a somewhat retro feel but it suits the film perfectly and is just as beautifully animated as any other modern anime. The entire thing is beautifully designed and as visually spectacular as you would expect from a film that apparently took seven years to make. The characters, like the plot, may be a bit underdeveloped in but they are still quite interesting and the shear visual experience of the film more than makes up for `Redlines' faults.
If you are looking for a deep plot and well developed characters then this definitely isn't the anime for you but if you want excitement, insane visuals and adrenaline fuelled racing then `Redline' is perfect.