She goes out with a bang.
Few films end with such a beautiful view of the apocalypse as this one, which allows its main robot to detonate a spectacular explosion scored to Ray Charles singing I Can’t Stop Loving You.
It’s horrifying, yet sublime, and the perfect cap to a film which always made them stop and gape when it played on Videoville’s in-store TV’s.
Based on a 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, the film version depicts a futuristic world where robots and humans coexist, but uneasily.
Total destruction is just a heartbeat away, and the match has been struck.