Saturday, July 26, 2014

Review: Space Pirate Captain Harlock

Earlier today, I watched Space Pirate Captain Harlock.

Released in Japan in 2013, Space Pirate Captain Harlock is a computer-animated film about the notorious space pirate, Captain Harlock (yes, I know it was hard to divine that from the title) as he fights against the corrupt Gaia Coalition that controls the Earth, the last resource for humanity.

So... yeah. The plot makes little to no sense, but I mostly manage to ignore that in favor of the visual effects, which are frankly outstanding. This was a gorgeous movie. Apparently it took over 1400 shots using 806 machines to render over five years. Something in the area of 250 terabytes of data in the rendering. Crazy shit.

If you have the time and you're looking for some brain-candy space opera, see if you can watch a copy of this. It's cheese-tacular and batshit crazy.

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