Unfair review #1
Went to Steamboy at the Film Festival last night.
I'm sure there were some fantastic graphics, but I couldn't see them through the gloomy brown tone of the film.
Likwise, I'm certain there were some innovative plot elements, but again, they were obscured by the usual anime plot of "young boy/girl is thrown into strange situation, overcomes odds to become PURE ENERGY" (to paraphrase a colleague of mine).
Perhaps I'm a bit new to the genre, but I felt that setting the whole thing in Victorian London and Manchester may have been overreaching somewhat. This may have been that most unusual of things - a foreign language film that would be improved by overdubbing.