So, there is this really off beat anime, CGI-ish film that kind of came out of nowhere. Entitled, Technotise: Edit & I, there is a pretty crazy scene where the lead character has sex with her own central nervous system. Pretty crazy right? Hailing from Serbia, which makes this the first full feature animated film, tells a cyberpunk adventure starring a scantily clad chick who’s turning into a human robot hybrid. Right off the bat you should notice the similarities between this and Ghost in the Shell. However, instead of a complex storyline we are projected into the world of Edit who is a struggling student.
After failing her exam over and over again, she goes to a friend who implants a chip in her to make her super smart. Suddenly the chip in her arm starts to develop a life and become a living entity. Now Edit and her companion named Edi have to run and find a way to survive with all the problems that come with having two personalities in one body. Don’t worry, I won’t give out too much, don’t wanna spoil the movie. It never just feels like the present with advancement in one area; there’s lots of nifty detail in every little corner of the screen. The visuals, although admittedly not something I am used to watching, you can easily pause the movie at any random point and come up with a screen shot worthy of desktop wallpaper. It is truely jaw dropping in certain scenes.
Now of course the movie isn’t perfect so since the animation is great it is only natural that the storytelling takes a dive. The biggest problems with the movie involve characters who have little or any real personality. That’s not to say the characters weren’t any fun to watch as generally, the characters were very good, and the humor is really great and refreshing. It was just a shame for such a dramatic and emotionally-hard story. the characters fell flat. With all the nudity and sex contained within this film, it is no doubt that Gajic is talented animation/comic artist, but he needed to focus more or story and less on adult situations.
So all in all, it’s a movie worth to watch. Especially considering this might be of thing to come from these people. Serbia is producing a deal of thought provoking cinema these days and I am excited to see what else comes from this medium. It is truely unlike anything I’ve seen before. Set in 2074, this is a nice slice of futuristic sci fi action and story. Aside from wanting more substance out of the story, I can easily recommend this to readers of the site. Music was beautifully composed and every score fits the scene perfectly. In short, the film is a lot of fun, and I truly enjoyed myself a lot more than I expected.