Beguiling combo of 2-D cel-shaded and cgi animation. A private detective's young nephew and a mysterious cybernetic girl/child go on the lam from a Mayor's murderous, renegade 'son' in a vast, futuristic, robo/human cityscape. An over reliance on eccentric/cliched characterizations, rambling exposition, and techno-babble is redeemed by spirited, cinematic set-pieces and staccato bursts of ballistic violence. Political, religious, and metaphysical underpinnings also help buoy the proceedings over the typical malnourished machinations of the genre. It all pays off in a spectacular, apocalyptic, cataclysm/coda set to the old standard, "I Can't Stop Loving You" replete with dynamic cliff-hangs, camera swoops, and heartbreaking elegiac imagery - brilliantly executed. The final haunting image - 'gobot' Tima's battered radio entombed in the smoldering ruins echoing her first words/epitaph, "Who am I?" - is indelible. A bravura, visionary, flawed masterpiece. P.S. This film obviously inspired (and was inspired by) Trailer blurb-ed director James Cameron who is rumored to be preparing a live action Magna movie.