Graphic novel style movies are
becoming very popular in recent years by the film industry.
First was "Sin City" then was "A Scanner Darkly" and now is
Renaissance. Thanks to CGI animation, film directors are
finding out how a computer can create anything that they can
Renaissance takes place in the
year 2054 in Paris. Everything starts with the kidnapping of
Avalon's Corporation 22 year old gifted scientist Ilona
(Romola Garai). Without knowing anything about the reason
for the kidnapping, Avalon calls on Barthélémy Karas (Daniel
Craig, Casino Royal) one of Paris elite cop in abduction
cases. As Kara starts to investigate Ilona's
disappearance , he soon finds out that this is not a regular
kidnapping case and he ends up in one of the world's biggest
corporate espionage cases.
The film follows the same corporation conspiracy story line
with a nice twists here and there that makes the film a
little more intriguing by keeping the audience thinking and
waiting for a good ending. Where this movie exceeds
expectations is in the graphics, the CGI animation's work is
stunning. As part of the presentation, the black and
white scenes give more intensity and mystery to the
story including a futuristic visualization of Paris in the
year 2054 which is outstanding. For those who like
sci-fi thrillers presented with a a state of the art
animation, this film will not disappoint you.
Anamorphic Widescreen -2.35:1.
Digital 5.1 Surround - French English
Subtitles - English SDH,
French Spanish - Optional
Deleted Scenes with commentary by
director Peter Webber. A
nice 28 minutes documentary in French about the film production.
featuring director Christian Volckman and writer
Alexandre de La Patellière.
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