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Monday, January 31, 2005

DVD Review: Angel Wars

"Let's go and kick some demon ass!!"

Angel Wars: Guardian Force

Reviewed by Matt Adcock

This the first in a three-part DVD series of animated, supernatural adventure of angels battling fallen spirits – was brought back from a children's workers conference by my wife, so obviously I was deeply sceptical and immediately expected it to suck. There I was with my boys - watching the DVD, waiting for it to be horrible and twee, do gooding Christians failing to comprehend what makes a cool film, poor animation, rubbish contrived plot...

But miraculously, Angel Wars is good and I'm shocked to be saying that it will now sit proudly on my shelf next to my other animated films - Akira, Ghost In The Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire, Patlabor, Wings of Honneamise etc. Wars has effective use of low budget CGI, interesting conceptualisation of angels (some fly on Green Goblin like gliders, others have kind of laser enhanced wings) - the baddies are even half decent - sexy evil demoness, large evil robot warrior - what the hell is going on?? Yes it might be made for boys aged 8 and 12 years old but damn it, I’d venture 30 something comic book fans like to see huge sword wielding demons just as much...

Angel Wars creator Chris Waters explains: “We didn’t make this series to provide escape; we made it to give hope. We want kids to know that they matter, that they can make a difference, that there is a spiritual battle going on every day” – a spiritual battle fought here to the rock music of dc talk, Newsboys…

Darkmatt Rating: öööö (good)

3 comments:

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Dan said...

I am so glad you liked the first episode. I work on the show and we have two more out now with several more on the way. If you'd like screeners of the other episodes, just email me. danwanger@hotmail.com

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