Having just watched both of the first two episodes again (if you haven't seen them DO!) - I found this one to be very disjointed and confusing most of the time.
One character, who had his legs blown off in part 2, uploaded himself into cyberspace - so why is he running around in the real world in various different bodies now?
Are there artificial bodies hanging around to which you can download into?
And if that's the case, it would cause untold problems - as it could potentially mean no such thing as death - making reproduction undesirable in a place where resource capacity must surely be very limited.
Alternatively, he and his female cyberpunk accomplice could be hacking into the neural implants of various characters and taking control of their minds and bodies at key moments (this makes sense as they appear to take over the city's wealthiest individual at one point).
It is implied that everyone is fitted with neural implants - one character, for example, dares to question her new religion and is immediately struck down with a hellish vision to put her back in the fold! (How many religious zealots would love to have a power like that over their flock?)
Scrappy as the narrative is here, there's no doubt there's a lot packed in and, as with the other episodes, it's simply beautiful to look at. Apparently, some 30 modders were involved in the making of this film (surely the most ever used on a single The Movies project) and it shows in every frame. Gorgeous! The realisation of the city and the visual effects work in the dream sequences and cyber sequences is outstanding - easily the best effects work in any The Movies project.
The music is suitably futuristic ranging from "mood" music in the more contemplative scenes to thumping techno in the action sequences. Sound design in the action set pieces is great - you really feel like you're being riddled with bullets at the rate of 100 rounds a second.
There are some good turns in the acting - the two cyberpunks in particular and Sister 4621 (aka Miri Pearl).
Confusing - but also immersive - is how I would describe this. I need a lie down after watching that!»
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Description: By AlexBradley Something is rotten in the city of CAPITOL! Now that our heroes have joined the factions closest to their hearts, they are about to learn just what is expected of them in the days ahead. Their ingenuity, faith, and humanity are about to be tested. Will they be ready? CAPITOL: Manifesto is the long-awaited third chapter in a futuristic morality tale. Catch up on anything you've missed in CAPITOL: Origin and Initiation! Voice Acting by: AlexBradley - Newsia, Backslash, Sgt. Killian BlazeLeeDragon - Uncle Andros Oracle Kwistufa - Pvt. Toth Lizard - Senate Officer Feer MefuneAkira - Asterisk Pookashells - Angel ReneeCamus - Sister 4621 (Miri Pearl), Ellipsis Sisch - Sister 4620 Mods provided by: AlexBradley - Alshten - BusStopWilly - Concordy32 - Dannisky - Dr House - Drucifer67 - Fraasmovies - Frenhofer - Froci - Hirsches - JudyAnn88 - MarvellousGuppiMovies - TheMedievalModders - MelGhoul - MikeDBoing - Monkeybiz - MrRainbow - Onald - Reacher - Rik Vargard - Rollercoaster - Rysto - Samyhouse - Sturk - Tarison - Tripmills - Ubernewbie - Walvince - www.tiersix.com Music: Bells, Bass, and Inc. and Scratch N Sniff by Andy.inc Sound Waves by Delirious Studios Infoscape by DIZ Le Parking by Gregoire Lourme * Lucifer Aeternum and Will You Come Back by LZN02 * Angoisses by Mikk0112 Closed Corridors by Mystic_Sleet Traitor Fight by Rik Vargard Morphosis by Roger Subirana * Beauty by Tryad * No Me O Ubau by TheCatsRed * These artists appear courtesy of Creative Commons ---- Bless my poor obsolete machine! Due to memory limitations, I had to creatively work around some of the original effects I had in the movie. I'm probably better for it. Special thanks again to Lionhead for giving me something to visualize my work in, even if scenes magically change camera angles on me sometimes (surely this must happen to real DPs too?). Well, enjoy!