Western Animation: Kaena: The Prophecy
Kaena: The Prophecy
(also known as Kaena: La prophétie
) is a computer animated film created in French-Canadian coproduction.
The titular Kaena is a young orphaned
woman, living with a small tribe on a humongous plant
called Axis. While all her kin works hard to collect sap
, which is demanded by their gods
, she explores the world around and brings back stories that clash with the common beliefs. Nobody but the kids
believe her, to the point of being called a heretic. Guided by a recurring dream
of a blue sun, she wanders even further from the village, where she is attacked by a monster - and rescued by an alien who reveals her the truth about her world, the gods and the blue sun she sees in her dreams. And then...
The animation looks similar to that of Final Fantasy: Spirits Within. The film shares it's weak points, too - gaping Plot Holes
and Uncanny Valley
moments. To give some credit though, it has a number of breathtaking visuals and unique setting.
The movie gives examples of these tropes: