Wonderful Days (Sky Blue)
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The year is 2140, and humanity's reckless exploitation of the environment has all but ended civilization on earth. Only a small number of elite, possessing power and technology, thrive under the dark skies inside the palatial city called Delos on a South Pacific island. Delos is fueled by carbon pollution and propagates environmental wretchedness. The Diggers -- refugees forced to live in the wasteland surrounding Delos -- come to the city seeking asylum, but the elite viciously keep them out. Jay is a female trooper who guards Delos against the Diggers. Her loyalty is tested when she… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gorgeous work of animation, juxtaposing photo-realistic backgrounds with surrealistic images and actions. It rewards the effort of seeing it on the big screen."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"It's a handsome thing, familiar and new at once, thoroughly entertaining if hardly memorable."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"With livelier, more idiosyncratic voices--as well as more believable dialog--these interesting people and places could have sprung to life in a vivid way."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"For those appreciative of computer animation, special effects and cinematic production design, Sky Blue will more than suffice as entertainment. Those looking for something lively to watch in the foreground may be disappointed."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"As wallows in the miserable future go, it's a pretty terrific one: The animation is truly breathtaking, the action sequences are spectacular (and sometimes very violent) and everything floats along on the strains of Il Won's spare, hypnotic score."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The writers leave us little to think about after they've created such blunt stereotypes of the bad and the good."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"The more traditionally drawn 2-D human characters are as flat, in every sense of the word, as can be."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Ultimately turns out to be more fascinating as eye candy than as a story."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Thankfully ... ditches much of the ersatz philosophy and concentrates on pure explodo."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"The sophistication of the art begins to take on the childishness of everything else about the piece."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Great to look at, but it's more silly than profound."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Only gets into serious trouble when it focuses on human interaction. That's because directors Moon-saeng Kim and Park Sunmin have populated the movie with every stereotype in Asian animation."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Visually very impressive but cliched and predictable...just another clone of 'Metropolis' that falls far short of its inspiration."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A riveting, eco-wise epic that'll do fans of both Ralph Nader and Katsuhiro Otomo proud."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"From [its] tone-poem opening to an operatic finale, Sky Blue is a visual marvel that deserves to be seen if not believed."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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