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Archon Defender

Canada 2009
produced by
David T. Krupicz
directed by David T. Krupicz
starring the voices of Katie Uhlman, Amanda Smith, Bonnie King, Lisa Walters, Morgan Muscat, Geoff Kolomayz, Daniel Wyse, Kevin A., David T.Krupicz, Michael Mercy
written by, music by, animation by, special and visual effects by David T.Krupicz

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Archon Defender

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Colette is a refugee from Echelon, where she was persecuted by the totalitarian regime headed by Empress Lucia because she had some yet underdeveloped telekinetic and extrasensory powers (called "Shard-sensitive" here). She had to see her parents die trying to save her. In her new home in Archon, she becomes a student of the cult of the Shard, where she develops her powers to the fullest. She later joins the Archon defense forces in order to pay back her new home, especially now that Lucia has her Archon forces attack.

Like Colette, Lucia was once a student of the Shard, and maybe the most promising one, her powers were extraordinary - but she also was a woman and fell madly in love with Maurice, one of the maintenance workers at the temple. This is of course a no-no for Shard-sensitives, especially since she was just preparing for her final test. So Maurice was relocated to somewhere else - where he died in a terrorist attack. Lucia made the council of the Shard responsible for his death, and with her growing hatred, her Shard-powers developed to the fullest, allowing her to wipe out the council, and later take over the Empire of Echelon.

Back in the now, the Archon defense forces put up a valiant resistance against the Echelon forces, but it becomes clearer and clearer they fight a losing battle ... until Colette discovers the secret of the black globes seemingly randomly popping up on all battle sites - they are some sort of holding devices for souls of those who have wrongfully died, and only those with extraordinary and benign Shard-powers can control them. She also learns she will find a globe containing the soul of her unborn brother on Echelon that will hold the key to defeating Lucia.

Without wanting to give away too much - it all ends happily.

 

An impressive feature length piece of computer animated science fiction - not so much so because writer/director David T.Krupicz made the film pretty much all on his own over a period of three years, but because Archon Defender manages to create a world with its own rules, its own history, its own logic in a matter of 67 minutes, without ever forgetting to tell its story for the sake of lengthy explanations or the like. And while the animation as such might show some room for improvement (at least for someone who has grown up on hand-drawn animation like myself), Archon Defender manages to impress with incredibly detailed backgrounds that always serve the film's atmosphere, a very cinematic direction, and plenty of action that at times takes on a surreal appearance (due to the film's own reality).

Basically, the film most closely resembles sci-fi animes, sharing their marriage of animation and mature storylines, their occasional esoteric subtexts, their outbursts of violence and changes in rhythm, and their emphasis on style, but looking closely one might also find touches of French comicbook artist Moebius in this film ... and these are not the worst sources to be inspired by.

Recommended, actually.

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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