IGN premieres the new Appleseed: Ex Machina trailer

Appleseed Ex Machina

IGN has scored a couple of coups lately when it comes to trailers. Just earlier this week, they hosted the HD premier of the new WALL-E trailer. They’ll be premiering the trailer for Hellboy II: The Golden Army tomorrow. And finally, they’ve posted the new trailer for Appleseed: Ex Machina.

I know some folks criticized the previous Appleseed movie (which was actually the second Appleseed anime) primarily for its animation style, which leaned very heavily on CGI. Personally, I really dug the new look (read my review). Sure, the characters looked a little too plastic-y at times, but the action sequences really benefited from all of the CGI and motion capture.

And after all, isn’t that why we’re really watching an Appleseed animation, to see all of Masamune Shirow’s mecha in glorious, gun-toting action? Besides, with John Woo in the producer’s chair, I have a feeling that said gun-toting action is going to be even more prominent this time around.

According to the film’s English website, Appleseed: Ex Machina will be released on DVD on March 11, 2008.

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