Thursday, September 13, 2007

Devil May Cry: Stylish !?...No, Cheesy

Good theme music, ok art work, stylish character, almost cheesy action, with definitely cheesy plot.

The cheesiness isn't really something new or surprising. It has shown its cheesiness as early as episode 2. While the subsequent episodes are not as cheesy as episode 2, they're not much better.

In general, animes that are adapted from action games tent to have cheesy plot lines. So, I wouldn't hold it against it. Well, not much, just a little bit. After all, it was the characters, not the plot kept me watching it.

Here is my final score for Devil May Cry:

Drama: 2 out of 5
Comedy: 4.5 out of 5 (not much, but enough in the right time)
Action: 3 out of 5 (too much close up shots)
Art/Animation: 3.5 out of 5 (stylish alright, the tone is bit too dark)
Sound/Music: 4 out of 5 (I like the theme music, ok original score)
Character: 4 out of 5 (interesting characters, but not enough depth)
Plot: 1.5 out of 5 (Cheesy!)
Re-watch value: 1 out of 5 (don't think anybody would want to watch it more then one time)

Overall (not average): 2 out of 5

Recommendation: Watch it for amusement if you have time. Otherwise, don't bother.

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