Monday, August 16, 2004

Review revue, Part 2: Toronto's Globe and Mail reviews Osamu Tezuka's Buddha series:

"As an earnest exploration of the sanctity of life in all its forms, Buddha is also very, very funny. Liberally sprinkled with Tezuka's penchant for anachronistic jokes, toilet humour and violence, this lyrical life of Buddha owes as much to Disney as to slapstick Saturday-morning cartoons -- think Bernardo Bertolucci by way of Looney Tunes. Lavishly drawn, at times outlandishly cartoony, Buddha is, above all, a very human story, illustrating timeless issues on the nature of freedom, equality and enlightenment."