Expelled from Paradise

Following a worldwide disaster, humanity fled the Earth to DEVA, a space station that houses a digital universe. The humans have given up their physical bodies, their consciousness digitized so that they can exist with the virtual universe.

Angela Balzac, a DEVA security officer, is closing in the notorious hacker known as ‘Frontier Settler’. Yes, her surname is pronounced ball-sack… get your head out of the gutter… She is sent down to Earth to locate and extinguish the threat.

Once an organic body is created using her DNA, her consciousness is transferred and she heads down to the planet surface where the remaining 2% of humanity scratch out an existence. She meets up with Dingo, her Earth contact, and begins the hunt for ‘Frontier Settler’.

I stumbled across this film on Netflix and decided to watch it knowing nothing about it. Well, let me give you a quick rundown of what to expect. Flashy mecha, big guns, dystopian Earth, digital life. Seriously, what is not to like?

The animation was stunning. It was a real treat for the eyes. The story was a little short and simple but covers some interesting topics, at least I find them fascinating. The idea of a digital universe where life can exist is awesome.

In DEVA life is great, a perfect utopia where digital memory is the most prized asset. While on Earth, what’s left of humanity fights for everything, scrapping to survive. Throw in an AI which has been working on its mission for over one hundred years.

This was excellent. A good story with a fantastic premise and some insanely cool world building. The characters are reasonably well developed, but as it’s a film there just isn’t as much time as a series can offer. There is also a pretty epic fight at the end.

3 Comments

  1. That was one movie I saw floating around on Netflix, but I never watched it. Thanks for the review, I may consider checking it out.

    • Lynn Sheridan

      This one was a lot of fun but at the same time raised some interesting questions about life. Had some deep moments.

    • That’s good. It shows how a movie can have some depth in it. I certainly know that feeling with watching some anime movies.

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