Psycho Pass: The Movie Review
Not so much?
“Just trust the system.” The popular sci-fi series is coming to the big screen with Psycho Pass: The Move. The riveting anime series features the SIBYL system, a futuristic database of sorts that gauges how likely individuals are to commit a crime of some sort. The role of the police – and the deadly weapons […]
“Just trust the system.”
The popular sci-fi series is coming to the big screen with Psycho Pass: The Move. The riveting anime series features the SIBYL system, a futuristic database of sorts that gauges how likely individuals are to commit a crime of some sort. The role of the police – and the deadly weapons they call Dominators – is to take out criminals before they commit a crime. If that sounds like a recipe for disaster, well…stay tuned.
Akane Tsunemori leads Division 1 of the enforcers with a personal approach. She has befriended the ragtag team that works with her, and though that may go against the norm, she’s managed to keep her heart of gold despite all of the horrors she’s been exposed to. The SIBYL system assigns a psycho pass to all citizens, and keeps track of all statuses using biological monitoring and generous amounts of surveillance to make sure psycho passes stay clear – or else.
Since it all seems to be working out so well in Japan, the system is now being expanded to nearby Seaun. Unfortunately, the adoption of the program does not seem to moving along smoothly. Terrorists from Seaun have infiltrated Japan, and it’s up to Akane to figure out what is going on. Putting her own life in danger, Akane travels to Seaun to hunt for answers and uncover the truth – or die trying. Once in Seaun, it soon becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. Though the military force there seems accommodating at first, Colonel Nicholas Wong rubs Akane the wrong way right from the start. When an unexpected face from the past makes an appearance, Akane must choose between following orders and following her heart to the truth.
Fans of the anime series of the same name will not be disappointed in the movie. A lot of questions will be answered, while many more arise, as many favorite characters make an appearance. Though it’s clear Akane is the focus, even newcomers to the series will quickly catch on to the many different quirky personalities on her team. The film is around PG-13 range, there is some level of cartoon violence that may be uncomfortable for families with younger children to watch (particularly when dominators are used), so keep that in mind. Though complete newcomers may be a little confused at the beginning, Psycho Pass: The Movie does a pretty good job of introducing the concepts without making it boring to old fans. Fans of the anime series and anime aficionados alike will find an action filled film that delivers on its promises.