Review: Redline [Anime]

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by Marlan Moore | staff editor

I’m not usually into racing movies or car movies, but Redline…that thing’s crazy.

So it’s got a paper-thin plot and the characters are pretty two-dimensional (literally and otherwise), but you don’t watch a movie like Redline for the plot. That’d be like going into Transformers and expecting something by Hitchcock. No. Redline is a pure, unadulterated adrenaline rush. It’s eye candy. It’s over-the-top ridiculousness of the highest caliber.

The races are thrilling and unlike anything I’d ever seen before. It’s like the creators played too much Twisted Metal or Vigilante 8 growing up and they used that to their advantage. It’s Speed Racer on X.

Also, the animation just happens to be plain beautiful. Clean, crisp, colorful and a sense of speed. The designs – everything from the characters to the cars to the locations – are all unique.

I really want this to be a video game. I mean, that last race, the actual “Redline” the movie is named for, is the most insane race I’ve ever seen. I want to be in that race.

If you’re thinking about watching Redline, just watch it already. Don’t expect much plot-wise, but be ready for a fun ride.

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One Response to “Review: Redline [Anime]”

  1. BlasRonin says:

    This anime is what we gamers need in the market but hold on to your socks and what ever else you have. They need to make it to a point were you can customize the vehicle and color to your liking. Have the popular characters or allow to have a character editor with the CG artist style templates. So you could color to your custom desire, the more options gamers have to get attached to a game the better it has for their marketing. When I play a game and I speak for many and I create a character, a character that looks like me “I LIVE THE GAME”. Multiple player access for online competition and awards would be cool, start of with one nitro burst and get awarded with more nitro burst as you progress via level. According to your game play and evade tactics in the racing game play, you can build or pump up the juice bar for weapon attacks. we PC users need this I would put my money on this if it was to come true, I am still stuck on SPLIT SECOND on my gamer machine I need to go REDLINE mode….