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I'm on pins and needles for it
I think a well done movie can very well capture the good storytelling of Berserk, in best case even better than an anime seperated into many episodes could. But it's no guarantee of course, I really hope that they'll create a movie worthy of Berserk.
at first I was disappointed that the trailers were just for a movie- but if the movie's only the start of one ginormous project then I can't be sad but excited instead! and hopeful!
Seeing LLamapie's comment got me thinking, why not make the movies 150 minutes! If they did that perhaps the first movie (if these are being released in theaters and aren't direct to DVD OVAs) might get consideration from Western movie critics and possibly get noticed. I know it's a long shot, but if Spirited Away can win an Academy Award (not knocking it, it's a good movie), then Berserk could at least get some minor acknowledgment.
In any case, I don't think going beyond 150 minutes would be necessary as it might simply be bleeding into the next movie. They can release as many movies as they want IMO so long as they don't rush anything.
No offense to ladies on here, but i think all femist groups in USA n aust will be bitching bout getting the berserk movie ban because it has rape/gore/gore/um epic violence/nudity and gore.
The time of the will depend on how it all goes. Personally i would like them to start the first 15-20 minutes doing volume 1-3 then it goes to the past of guts in the golden age and end when griffith betrays them.
By calling men dogs lol
i'll most probably get some torrented version- I don't think I'll ever hope for it to be aired here at all. /shrugs/
I wonder if Miura would want to change anything to the begining of the story? Looks like they are staying true to the anime though. Would be cool if they paced it like eva 2.22. They made that film really nice, packed with action 3-4 full eva fights I think which is a lot in one movie. Didn't waste a second and added character development scenes at the right time and manipulated the mood well throughout. Well probably because there was hardly any Shinji crying scenes, it was less depressing.
What happen to caska made me shocked, rape is bad but for a fictional story it can add alot of pathos to that character and hate to the rapist. Like how else would everyone start to hate and never forgive griffith? by rape thats how. Hence why i hate him so much even though he use to be cool.
yeah episode 26 pretty much shock me for life, i was yelling at the credits saying wtf thats evil????? what about the good winning?!!?!!
Yeah, it does feel a little disappointing when such a big turn comes and all the characters one likes lose. But it's still captivating