A young woman awakens in a desolate town with no inhabitants. She’s unable to read signposts or remember anything about who she is or what she’s doing there. All she can do is recognize the symbols that appear on her hands, identifying her as Agarta, devourer of dragons. Alone and in an unfamiliar place, Agarta must remember the reason she is there and defeat the evils within.
What do you get when you cross an artist skilled at calligraphy, a decent yet oft-clichéd story and lack of budget? The weak and disappointing G-9. G-9's story alone is satisfactory enough; though short, it succeeds at becoming a pleasant sci fi story with a bit of a twist. There are monsters with hidden origins, a woman who can't remember who she is, and inner monologues galore - all of... read more
G-9's beginning is great - weird, arty, and immediately engaging. Memory loss, mystic origins, a slow-pace and a naked woman in an abandoned city - this promised an exceptional experience. Unfortunately, the rest of the short didn't quite deliver on that promise. First there's an extended and somewhat dull fight sequence followed by aimless milling with quasi-expository... read more