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Argentosoma Vol. 2: Getting Even back to product details

Floundering around trying to find its own voice
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written by hneline1 June 12, 2003 - 10:51 PM PDT
6 out of 6 members found this review helpful
In this second disk, Argentosoma continues to try being that stylish mystery with angst, but it just feels more and more like a badly spliced soap opera whose plot has been plagiarized from too many disparate sources. For example, the alien robot was an allegory of Frankenstein in the early episodes and now he's become the Man in the Iron Mask crossed with Phantom of the Opera. Hattie goes to live with the female commander reminiscent of Shinji going to live with Misato in Evangelion. Soma becomes every nerd's fantasy when he surprises his blatantly dense, fellow fighter pilots with his quick application of scientific knowledge to save the day. And is Mr. X a manifestation of the Evil One in the face of Soma's Faust, or is he Smiley manipulating a reluctant mole as in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy?

I'm confused, and on top of that, I can't find a character that I like -- interesting, complex, unique characters, yes, but not likeable. This series has enough elements to be grand and different, if only it could find its own voice. Maybe it'll get better in the next disk.

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(Average 6.67)
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