I am more than willing to admit when something is clearly not for me. I will just say if you watch 3 minutes of CRISIS JUNG and loved it you will love the entire film. This is one of those intentionally crazy animated films done in the style of HEAVY METAL meets Anime. Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the Parisian Studio Bobbypills fills every second and every inch of the frame with mayhem and blood.
I am sure this film would appeal to people highly under the influence. But for somebody looking for a story and anything resembling characters this web series is noticeably lacking. The biggest issue it has is that everything seems to want to be at 11, which is just exhausting. The animation style itself is really cool and I feel like this studio could pull off a wicked music video. Unfortunately, this is another project in which style rules over story and substance and the audience is subjected to whatever whims the team cooks up whether they forward the action or not. And even if they don’t forward the action, who cares, because no attempt is ever made to establish a character that I would want to watch for more than one minute.
I just reread the description of the film on the Fantasia website and it actually praises the film for cranking the intensity up to 11. So I guess they’re accomplishing their goals. There is a gigantic villain by the name of Little Jesus (for some reason), there is a character named Maria who appears to be a cross-dresser and there is a whole lot of head busting with brains popping out. Like I said, this is definitely a movie that some people will love, but not me. This left me feeling like the most unhip person in the room. It’s not a position I am comfortable with but in the case of Crisis Jung, I guess I will just own it. Much like this film lacks any sensible plot.