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Added by Darth Brutus on 4 Feb 2021 03:33
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Darth Brutus's Baadasssss Film Diary for 2021

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28.2.

The reason this film is so popular doesn't really have anything to do with its actual quality, but the fact that it's so traditional it makes people feel safe during these uncertain times. I can honestly understand and respect that sentiment, since life really does suck in 2020-2021.

Other than that it's not filled with annoying politically correct preaching like most western films and comics these days. I can promise you people that this won't last forever and the big boys in power will find a way to ruin the Japanese media too since it's clearly getting more love than the half-assed crap they want you to consume.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.9
King of Fools (2007)
19.2.

This was fun little short film, extremely well animated at that. The story tells about a frog who turns into different animals to get some booty, but ultimately gets turned down. Then he makes a career out of acting and a legion of booty comes to him. What a lovely and positive message for boys and men alike.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Judas & Jesus (2009)
16.2.

My poor eyes have seen something they shouldn't have witnessed. This is a pornographic religious furry short film about the life and death of Jesus Christ. And it was genuinely well made and funny, yet it made me feel very dirty for liking it.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 514 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
14.2.

It's a classic fairy tale from the dark period of animation. I've seen this one at least million times, but it's still mostly fine except for the ugly Rankin/Bass character designs, which I absolutely hate. They never got this thing done right, they all look like crap to me.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 112 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
Wicked City (1988)
12.2.

Wicked City is one of those style of substance kind of films. This time it's all about corny erotic horror fantasy with some awesome anime action. The plot makes no sense, but the main idea is so good, it's makes the whole film. It's all about badass agents hunting demons in futuristic city and having sex and blowing some grotesque shit up. It's kinda like Blade Runner mixed with The Thing

I can clearly see how this film has inspired many other action and horror fantasy franchises and comics, especially Spawn and Men in Black.

Oh yea, I also watched the new Ghibli film. It sucks.
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11.2.

Oh, God, Jesus, NO!!!

This is one of the worst animated films in existence. The dubbed English version is even more rotten, since the dub is legendary in its badness.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 126 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.6
10.2.

No, no, noooo!!!!!

This film sucks. After Rock & Rule bit the dust, the studio went more mainstream and got their money back by producing this cancer into this world. Care Bears was actually more popular than Disney's Black Cauldron.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.5
Rock & Rule (1986)
9.2.

I have never enjoyed this film, the characters are very unlikable and the plot is kinda messy. The animation on the other hands is really damn good. Too bad MGM screwed these guys in the ass, otherwise this could have become a cult thing instead of some extremely obscure gem nobody knows.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
9.2.

Grossly underrated and overlooked film. People often seem to think Padak is something of a Finding Nemo ripoff when in actuality there's nothing even close to that.

Instead Padak is a grim and cynical story of fishes in a Chinese restaurant's water tank waiting for the inevitable. The plot might sound stupid at first, but there's actually real mature drama to be found here and the animation is at best excellent.
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People who added this item 29 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
9.2.

Heyyyy!!!!

Who knew that South-Korean low budget children's animation could be this darn good. I mean really, not kidding here.

These guys are actually veterans of the genre, they've participated in lots of big western animation productions and Disney films, so you know they're pretty much top of their game.

While the cover might look like a carebears crap, it's actually a surprisingly mature story about motherhood with more grim and violent moments.

Don't even bother with the western censored versions, just watch the original. The only thing better with the western one is the soundtrack.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Soul (2020)
8.2.

Another year, another Disney flick. This time it's like an existential drama for adults or something. Here's my problem with it: it's still your frigging Disney flick and it's supposed to sell toys for kids, so naturally they couldn't take too much risks and like kill the main character for real even though the plot is building to that type of conclusion. This is the main problem with pretty much everything Disney ever does.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 17 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
5.2.

This film is full of madness. I don't even know what genre it's supposed to be, surreal animated psychological fantasy horror or something. Whoever made this probably lives now in a mental asylum painting walls and ceilings with pictures of pigs. This is the kind of crazy shit animation was created for.

The fractured and chaotic stream of consciousness reminds me of something Günter Grass would have written, like Dog Years. The animations style itself must have gotten the inspiration from Jan Švankmajer, I just can't think of anyone else making films this bonkers.
Darth Brutus's rating:
People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.2
Wolfwalkers (2020)
4.2.

I love Cartoon Saloon. They have some of the most talented storytellers of our time and their visual style, which just happens to draw an inspiration from Irish miniature paintings, is so unique and powerful there's nothing like it. In Wolfwalkers they don't just pay tribute to Princess Mononoke and the whole body of Richard Williams's work, but it's also one of the best animated films I have ever seen in my life. Totally worth the hype.

Sadly this won't ever be any popular with the masses, no matter how awesome or well put together it is. But for an animation fan I can say this is will be one of the best films of the upcoming decade for sure. Too bad old Dick Williams passed away few years back, he would've been so proud of these guys.
Darth Brutus's rating:

It actually took me this long to watch my first film of 2021 but here it goes, my niggas!

Let's party.

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