The Worst Film Ever
A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Yes, i like to think, therefore i am. This show kept me at edge of my seat until the last episode. Last episode confused me but i understood after a lot of thinking, and it amazed me. Here i can explain it for you , in short. Everybody in Romdeau is not human.. They are sub-humans ,i.e. near-humans made by womb created by ergo proxy. Every dome has a womb, and a proxy. Sub-humans cant reproduce. Earth is doomed due to methane gas overload in environment. Real mankind left the earth to save themselves. If they try to reproduce without artificial womb, they would end up like those creatures in cave. Real mankind made 300 proxies to conserve life or sub-humans (as a second option, if humans don't survive in space) or at least autorievs with cogitovirus. Then they go to space to save themselves.Cogito virus is safety valve for real humans(in space), in case they die out there. But, as sunlight has arrived and mankind survived in space. There is no raison'de'tre left for domes and proxies. Proxies can destroy everything on earth to leave a safe place for mankind to begin with. Proxies die in blue sky, but vincent will not die as he is incomplete. It is'nt clear whether what will he do to punish creator(mankind) for all suffering he has faced. Suffering is because , mankind had given proxies the soul, so that they become lonely forever and kill themselves till humans arrive. Proxies are programmed to kill each other , be lonely, and do suicide, or die under sky, so that mankind will face no resistance from them afterward. Besides the awesome storyline, this show is thought provoking too. I would highly recommend this to you. I want more of this MANGLOBE!!!
The words I put in the summary were haphazard; it's hard to describe Ergo Proxy in a few words. It does have a masterful story, and the overall design is intensely sophisticated, the characters are brilliantly memorable, and the overall theme, while "esoteric" to some, is deeply emotional and humane. The series doesn't try to explain things away; if you don't pay attention, you'll miss a lot. But as the story progresses it becomes so engrossing that not paying attention is almost impossible. It doesn't try to be smart and philosophical; it's naturally so. Some shows try to highlight the inherent ideas so much that it starts seeming superficial at some point, but not with Ergo Proxy; the deep psychological episodes in the story are not only necessary, but elements that adds to the enjoyment.The anime starts in distant future, in a "dome city" called Romdeau, populated by citizens and androids in human form called "AutoReivs" who are encouraged to waste more. Re-l Mayer, granddaughter of the highest authoritative figure in the city, is investigating a series of crimes apparently carried out by AutoReivs infected with a virus called "Cogito", which imbues them with self awareness. Re-l is bored, she yearns for change. While investigating, she comes across a face she knows, an immigrant named Vincent Law, whose dream it is to be accepted into the society as a fellow citizen...What is built upon this humble premise is extraordinary. To watch, AND to understand the series is to fall in love with it, utterly, blindly. If someone has told you it was no good, you will know they didn't quite get it. Before I could start the last episode, it was time for me to go out to work, and the only thought that kept rolling in my head was, if I were to die outside, I won't be able to finish it, and that will be the only thing I'll regret about my whole life!
First off, Totally awesome anime! Second, I have not seen any better since I watched Full Metal Alchemist (wich is one of my top 3 favorites). And last, I am not a very good "reviewer" but I will make a shot at this because I love this anime! :)Why I think so highly about this anime is because the float of everything and the mysterious feeling of the series, and nothing is what it seems to be. You always end up with a surprising face and starts wondering: "Oh, I thought I had it all figured out!"The artwork is also astonishing! It makes you really feel that the world has gone to hell when you watch, and I love the parts were some newer CG animations have been added (dont know if it is newer or just another type of CG)And now for the little spoiler: Thank god that Vince came back down to R-el and Pino :)I am waiting for another season, hope it will be out soon.. if it ever will that will say.
Normally, I don't like much Anime because most of it is either kiddie soap opera, or worse, soft Kiddie porn, or even more worse-- Nasty Kiddie Porn. Ergo Proxy first off-- Has Absolutely NONE of the usual penchant for Kiddie porn, graphic violence and even worse-- graphic sexual violence that usually permeates Japanese Anime. So for those of you for whom this matters-- there it is. This series is CLEAN.What Ergo Proxy does give you is a complex layered story filled with terms and concepts that, by design, hearken to philosophical, intellectual, and literary tenets for which I can only describe the creators as being perfectly ARTISTIC Ivory Tower Snobs.The saving grace from the snobbery is the fact that the creators were totally skilled in the ability to layer the story in such a way that the unfolding of the story reveals the connections. And these connections go beyond the up-front mysteries of: WHAT happened to the Earth and What ARE Proxies?Re-L and Vincent Law -- (Note the allusions already?) -- are traveling from RomDo to another failed city to find answers to what Vincent is. And along the way, they will meet other creatures, proxies, strange entities and wild 'entourages' (Note another allusion) And for those of you who are scratching your heads over the weird little girl android: The fact that she's feckless, fey and plays an electronic pipe should ring a BELL. If you can make that connection-- You.Are.SMART. Give yourself a Star: You ARE an Intellectual. The beauty of this series is you go from episode to episode to hear another piece of the puzzle explained. And as each puzzle piece is revealed the growing picture becomes stranger and stranger. In short-- this is not your average Post-Apocalyptic adventure. It's a weird, wonderful exploration of a strange new world.Note I call this an adult anime not because of x-rated content: there is NONE. I call it adult because this is Animation for THINKING Adults. And even better-- this Series works seamlessly in English. So watch it and enjoy.Oh-- and this Anime series IS a Deadly Girlfriend Test. Use it with care, guys!