The animation makes a Saturday morning cartoon look like a Disney high end production. There's a lot of imagination going on in the inhabitants that populate Gandahar but over all it's just a dull slow paced film that drags out the run with slow paced static shots. I tried to look past the phallic references but as the ship was approaching what I assume was Butthole Island I just gave up. Acid trip viewing only!
A wild ride through a bizarre landscape of strange futuristic life forms as their idyllic life is threatened by the consequences of past mistakes made in their quest toward assumed brilliance. This story was a little hard to follow, and they pack a whole lot (literally a thousand years, in fact) in 90 minutes, but the animation alone makes it hard to look away from.
Completing Laloux's filmography within 24 hours has been wonderful but crushing when I see that its first times have to end. Not as spot on as Fantastic Planet or Time Masters, but a world of its own like always. With visionaries like Laloux, I am rethinking my approach to fantasy in general. It could have been the sci-fi elements. Or something much more that is left in the background (but never unsaid).