The sci-fi classic AKIRA helped introduce American audiences to the dramatic power and kinetic style of anime, and popular culture would never be the same. So why is this iconic motion picture, with its tale of apocalyptic adolescent rage, which is (sadly) as relevant today as it ever was, the perfect double feature with the disappointingly turned FINAL FANTASY: THE SPIRITS WITHIN, which put a whole studio out of business?
The answers await you in this week’s exciting episode, along with reviews of the new releases SUPER TROOPERS 2, I FEEL PRETTY and KODACHROME, and our fond tributes to the late, great actors R. Lee Ermey and Verne Troyer.
Welcome back to Critically Acclaimed, where highbrow and lowbrow collide! Every week, film critics William Bibbiani and Witney Seibold review a BAD movie of YOUR choice and pair it with a GREAT movie of THEIR choice, to make an awesome and enlightening double feature. They also review new movies, answer your letters and more!
Email us at criticallyacclaimedfans(at)gmail.com, and follow your hosts on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani and @WitneySeibold.
0:01 - Introductions
1:32 - R. Lee Ermey
9:37 - Verne Troyer
16:25 - Super Troopers 2
36:02 - I Feel Pretty
43:20 - Kodachrome
52:30 - Akira
1:13:00 - Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
1:36:26 - Letters Column: Should Critically Acclaimed Have T-Shirts?, Do Critics Build Movies Up Too Much?, Should Movies Make You Do Homework?; Is Nostalgia a Bad Thing and Is There a Way To Do It Right?
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