Aroview: Kitted out with a charismatic cast, CGI-action that delivers, and tongue-lightly-in-cheek, this slick, big-budget sci-fi popcorn from Japan blends the tropes of Anime with Hollywood 'inspiration' (The Terminator, The Matrix, etc.), but is well crafted and entertaining enough to well exceed being a dime-a-dozen imitation.
The wildly eclectic storyline teams up the archetypal lone, cool hero with a quirky, intelligent femme who has 'returned' from the year 2084 to prevent an apocalyptic war with marauding aliens. Together they encounter a vicious Triad-Yakuza alliance who have evil designs on the bubble-headed visitors.
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3 stars (Good Enough) Making as much use as possible of CGI bullet-time sequences, and showing off a slick leather-clad good guy, the Returner is a fairly generic, but entertaining enough, sci fi actioner.~Tom H