Review: Renaissance (2006)

Renaissance is a treat for all of the senses. Obviously the films major talking point are the stunning black and white cartoon graphics and although I felt this would remove from my enjoyment of the film nothing could have been further than the truth.

The graphics are sensational and help to set the mood and add to the atmosphere that you would expect to find in Paris in 2054. The city itself has been designed to border on the extreme whilst still being believable.

If the graphics are sensational then the soundtrack is mesmerizing as it manages to add to the futuristic urban Paris, right from the centralised pedestrian areas to the out-of-town red light districts with their floating holographic nudes. The story fits well with the lavish surroundings where we see a gripping kidnap investigation that requires Barthélémy Karas (Daniel Craig), the most revered cop in the city, to track down the woman that has gone missing while holding off the efforts of her employer Avalon, the most powerful company in Paris, who only want to find her first as she holds the secret of immortality.

This is definitely a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish with plenty of stunning visuals and plot twists right to the end.

Rating: 9/10

Posted byMichael at 20:53  

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