Set 60 years into the future, planet Earth has been invaded by phantoms from the stars. These phantoms attack earth life, draining them of their life force. This has pushed mankind into secure enclosed cities in an effort to survive. We follow the attempts by our heroine, a scientist, to gather eight special spirits which together will create a wave to neutralise the invaders. Her task is complicated by the general who wants to launch yet another physical attack on the phantoms. The film is based on a video game, and features cutting-edge state-of-the-art photo-realistic animation.
Ian Douglas: Astounding quality in the art department, both the animation and rendering of humans, as well as incredibly detailed, and often beautiful, backgrounds. It can not get a whole lot better than this. The film, however, is let down by the storyline, which is a real mishmash of mumbo-jumbo new-age sillyness, likely to offend some religious types. A real pity that such ground-breaking animation did not have a more original and sensible plot. In spite of this, the story still manages to hold attention, and at least it *does* have a storyline. Worth seeing, just for the artwork.
Craig Nicholson (24): Brilliant animation. Weak and at times boring storyline.