Wednesday, 25 June 2014

List of All Best and Badass Sci-Fi CGI Animated Movies That You Absolutely Must Watch

Real life sucks. There's nothing interesting about it, which is why since the advent of cinema, in order to quench our thirst for adrenaline we have been resorting to sci-fi movies, video games and anime. However it wasn't long when a new genre of movies emerged from the fiery pits of imagination that fused the three into one jaw-dropping combo. These movies have hyper realistic animation quality with pumped out action and story of an anime. With that being said enjoy these awesome titles I've personally handpicked and reviewed for sons of bitches like you.

Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children

Release Year : 2005
IMDB : 7.4/10
Metacritic :  88/100
Rotten Tomatoes : 33% 

Most of you have already seen this movie. Those who haven't, i don't know what's wrong with you, you should definitely check this one out. It's a pretty awesome movie. Might be a little confusing for those who are not familiar with Final Fantasy : Crisis Core or Dirge of Cerberus. I wasn't either but the movie itself was so awesome that i fell in love with its story especially with Aeris and Tifa. The movie rocks for direction, CG, music, superbly executed fight sequences so make sure you watch this one. Another version of Advent Children Complete was released shortly after with extra scenes put in and so it is safe to say that the production company is full of greedy bastards.


Two years after the events of the game and is set in the city of Edge. ex-SOLDIER Cloud  now living as a delivery boy alongside Tifa Lockhart and taking care of two kids, is summoned to find the cause of "Geostigma", a mysterious disease that is threatening the city's population. One day, Cloud receives a phone call from the former Shinra...


Final Fantasy : The Spirits Within

Release Year : 2001
IMDB : 6.4/10
Metacritic :  49/100
Rotten Tomatoes : 44% 


Spirits Within was the first photo-realistic computer animated feature film to come out and its also the first one that i saw and it was also a flop. Turns out the film greatly exceeded its original budget towards the end of production, reaching a final cost of $137 million, of which it made back only $85 million at the box office. It completely follows a completely different story and has no relation in story with Advent Children whatsoever. Anyways the movie has a beautiful sci-fi story with a romantic backdrop that doesn't fall short of action. No complexities in the story like advent children, awesome CGI. Not mind numbing awesome but definitely worth a watch. 

It is 2065 scientists Aki Ross and Doctor Sid  efforts to free the post-apocalyptic Earth from a mysterious and deadly alien race known as the Phantoms, which has driven the remnants of humanity into "barrier cities"  Dr. Aki Ross, a brilliant young scientist teams up with the prestigious Deep Eyes military squadron. But General Hein devises a plot to eradicate the aliens in one swift, destructive blow...even if it destroys the Earth right along with them. 


Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Release Year : 2011
IMDB : 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes : No Score Yet | 46% liked it

I love Tekken. You love Tekken. I'll tell you who doesn't love Tekken. Dwight H. Little. He is the director who made the first ever live-action Tekken movie and in the process, failed it, leaving millions of hardcore tekken fans all around the world angry, disappointed and infuriated. The movie was a complete and utter disaster. Why? Oh, i don't know! maybe because it had dirt cheap budget, directionless plot and featured malnourished actors who in no f*cking way can ever match the charisma, the strength, the power of the actual characters.

But then Blood Vengeance came along and the beacon of hope was once again lit. Blood Vengeance does complete justice to the Tekken Franchise. The CG was good, fight sequences were pretty good, plot however lost momentum a number of times in the movie but picked up soon and reached its climax with the epic battle of the Kazuya Mishima, Heihachi Mishima and Jin Kazuya.

This movie unlike the last one, tries to include as many Tekken characters as possible such as Ganryu, Lee, Mokojin, Panda, Lei Wulong and Leo who have a mere cameo appearance. Overall, this movie is a good tribute to the Legendary Tekken Franchise.  

I actually advocate the use of high class animation for game adapted movies because only then can the true potential of the creativity of the game be achieved. I hope similar visually impressive movies come for the rest of popular game titles such as Halo, Gears of War, King of Fighters. Best to be viewed with the Japanese voice-over with english subtitles.

The story is driven by the search for a high school student, Shin Kamiya, and the Mishimia Zaibatsu and G Corporation's attempt to locate him. The main protagonists are Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosknovitch. Ling is sent by Anna Williams to Kyoto International School, where Shin Kamiya attends, in order to spy on him. Alisa is a robot sent to locate Shin and keep an eye on him. Both the corporations want Shin but there is a reason why Shin exists.  


Resident Evil : Degeneration

Release Year : 2008
IMDB : 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes : No Score Yet | 57% Liked it

Will someone please tell me why in the name of tap-dancing-jesus-christ, is it that every time there is some new bitchass pharmaceutical company, one after the other that can't resist to poke their dick into this zombie mess and manage to make it worsen situation. Seriously, do their scientists tap dance while performing experiments because not one company has been able put out a fully functioning cure but all of them manage to screw up their experiments and mutate half the zombie population into hulks. Last time it was Umbrella, this time it's WilPharma, After that Tricell. What the hell? After a while people in Racoon city probably are like..  

Bob : Hey, did you hear Joe just turned into a zombie. He now has a fannyface.  

Rick : Oh. Ok. My aunt turned into a zombie last week she grew a dick on her nose.  

Bob : Your aunt is officially a dickface now.
Rick: Oh yeah. f*ck it..lets go grab some beers.  

Anyways, the film features Claire Redfield and Leon S. Kennedy from Resident Evil 2. Same kinda plot. Zombies attack. Zombies get shot to head. Investigations. explosions, mutants and bullet time effects. Definitely Worth a watch.

Seven years after Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation in Raccoon City, Harvardville Airport has been overrun by zombies. Now, as the deadly G-virus is released, and a mutated creature embarks on a terrifying rampage of death and destruction, Leon and Claire must race to eliminate the virus, defeat the monster, and do battle with a rogue soldier intent on seeking vengeance for the loss of his family back in Raccoon City. With the fate of the entire world hanging in the balance, Leon and Claire race to ensure that the biohazard is contained, and prevent history from repeating itself. 


Resident Evil : Damnation

Release Year : 2008
IMDB : 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes : No Score | 93% want to see


Better than the last one in terms of plot, visual appeal, action and boss fights. Featuring Ada Wong and Leon, although the focus was more on action and the background plot could be made more engaging, Damnation is still a thumbs up on my list. 

Actually, the main reason why all non-cg Resident Evil movies are good is primarily because there is no Milla Jovovich giving her usual constipated look. The characters look impressive just like their supposed to be and the action is much much better.  

This time (thank god) there is no pharmaceutical company break dancing around which is usually the case in Resident Evil games and movies rather this time the plot is more realistic. Set in the backdrop of political oppression, fight for power and control using Bio Organic Weaponry. If you're a Resident Evil fan, this one's a keeper.   


United States Special Agent Leon sneaks into a small Eastern European country to verify rumors that Bio organic Weapons (B.O.Ws) are being used in war. Right after his infiltration, The US government orders him to leave immediately. Determined to uncover the truth. Leon ignores the order and enters the battlefield to end the chain of tragedies by the BOWs.  

Starship Troopers: Invasion

Release Year : 2012
IMDB : 5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes : No Score Yet | 80% want to see


It's good. A decent effort but overall a forgettable experience. Invasion is a sequel to Starship Troopers : Marauder and like it's prequels (except the first one) failed to make a mark amongst it's fans. Script could have been more immersive, music could have been better. Overall, the effort is good but not good enough to raise the bar for the series.  So at the end, i will break it down for you in plain simple words that if you are looking for some great hardcore action a.k.a. your typical Resident Evil CGI movies then you will enjoy this movie but if you like your storyline deep, twisted and complex a.k.a your 'Ghost in the Shell' movies more then this one might be a turn off. But yes, the movie features some really beautiful CGI "bewbs" so do make sure you catch a good look at those apples *wink*.  

The troopers of two starships have joined  forces to terminate a massive bug attack at a federation outpost. Before the mission can be completed and the survivors evacuated, one ship abruptly departs and goes inexplicably dark. The remaining battle-hardened troopers race to the rescue, only to discover that the threat from the bugs is about to hit home. With the latest in CGI technology, this film from executive Producer Casper Van Dien and Director Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) features the return of fan favorite characters Johnny Rico, Captain Ibanez and Carl Jenkins.  


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