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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:04 pm    Post subject: Akira Reply with quote

Cousin and I watched this a long time ago. We thought the movie was pretty good; however, neither of us understood what the hell was goin on at the end. For the last year or so everytime we've come across something confusing we've used the ending of the movie as a reference. For example, "Taking something out of the microwave with three seconds left makes less sence than the end of Akira." Was wondering if anyone could clarify jus what the hell happened.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spoilers: If you haven't read the comic or seen the movie, stop reading. You need to go read that friggin' comic.



























The main problem with that movie was that it was based on the Marvel graphic novel version of the story, which ended about halfway through Otomo's original version. The actual comic series is far more intelligible. Basically, Tetsuo lost control of his power, and it became like an amoeba trying to consume everything around it. So the "children" used their abilities to send him into, what boils down to, another dimension. The same thing happened in the comic, but there was a hell of a lot more story in between Akira unleashing his cataclysm and Tetsuo's supposed demise.

Oh, that was another huge difference - Akira was never dead in the comic. He was a quiet little kid(well, all the children were around 30, the psychic drugs stunted their growth) and was the most powerful being to ever exist. When his little grey buddy Takashi gets killed by Mr. Nezu, he freaks out and causes that nuclear explosion out of rage.
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