COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE
Release Date: April 04, 2003
Runtime: 116 minutes
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GENRE: Film Noir/Science Fiction
In the first animated feature of this series, the crew comes up against a deranged man who's terrorizing Mars with a stolen biological weapon. The crew goes their separate ways, bringing in different pieces of the puzzle.
COWBOY BEBOP: THE MOVIE is a clever, entertaining blend of film noir thrillers and science fiction movies, in the vein of BLADERUNNER and Stephen Spielberg's MINORITY REPORT. Like those two movies, COWBOY BEBOP has some interesting Christian allegorical elements and some moral content. For example, in order to protect the people in the Martian capitol, the bounty hunters decide to release the antidote to the biological weapon in a man-made rainstorm that will "wash the world clean." There is also talk about releasing souls from purgatory, in connection with the villain, who has become deranged because of his brief exposure to the biological weapon when he was a soldier. The villain has become unable to discern the difference between fantasy and reality. After the end of the movie, the credits ask the audience, "Are you living in the real world?"
These provocative redemptive elements are not developed fully, however. COWBOY BEBOP also contains enough adult content, especially strong cartoon violence, to make it possibly appropriate only for teenagers 15 years-old or older. In addition to the violence, the movie has two short scenes, one with a man dressed as a woman yelling at Edward for disturbing him and one where a woman's breasts are barely covered.
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