MFKZ... Reviewed!

Characters: The characters in MFKZ are somewhat diverse and interesting, adding to the overall story. The two main characters, Angelino and Vinz, are a perfect odd couple, and their dynamic carries the movie throughout. The voice acting is spot on, featuring Kenny Blank as Angelino, Vince Staples as Vinz, Danny Trejo as Bruce, Dino Andrade as Willy, and so many others. There was even a member of the Wu-Tang (Rza) lending his voice to the film.

Story: MFKZ is an action-packed thought-provoking anime movie that takes the adult audience on a thrilling journey through the dark and gritty streets of a dystopian metropolis. From the very beginning, the plot is engaging and full of cool sequences that lock you in. The themes of corruption, urban decay, and social inequality are explored in a really cool way, making MFKZ stand out.

One of the things that resonated with me during MFKZ was the way the movie explored themes of identity and belonging. The story tangles Angelino's ignorance of his true heritage, and Vinz as they attempt to make ends meet and fit into a world where everyone seems to be human. It makes for a poignant and emotional journey that will leave you thinking long after the movie is over. One drawback is that there was a strong stereotypical element that the creators played on. I didn't find the creativity in this, and one of the bigger fight scenes could have been assisted by other characters but it should have been Angelino's fight to the finish. I found this to be disappointing.

Animation: While MFKZ is presented in a 2D animation style, it's clear that the filmmakers paid great attention to the intricacies of each scene. The cinematography and production design are both stunning and immersive, with the art style perfectly capturing the gritty, neon-infused atmosphere of the city. Moreover, the action sequences are dynamic and intense, with the use of slow-motion and other creative techniques taking the excitement to another level.

Audio: The movie's soundtrack is an eclectic mix of rap, rock, and electronic music, with standout tracks like "Vengo" by Ana Tijoux and "Truth or Dare" by Powerflow adding even more energy to the already high-octane scenes. The movie's editing and pace are also top-notch for the most part. The movie is skillfully cut, and the action sequences are perfectly choreographed to keep the audience engaged.

Overall, MFKZ is a visually stunning and entertaining, animated movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat. While it's not perfect, with a few minor pacing issues and plot gaps, it's still a must-watch film for adult anime fans looking for an entertaining, ride with an ending that justifies a follow-up.

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Characters 5

Story 4

Animation 5

Audio 5

5 out of 5 Cool Points

Sophima | Guest Contributor