Apparently this is how to do it.
There's very few sound effects at all in the entire film, maybe a dozen or so I even noticed, and no verbal speech at all. The plot line is carried out entirely through visualization only.
The odd part is, it's done so well, you honestly don't need speech, it conveys itself extremely well even without.
As a plot goes, it's a bit bizarre, and there's some parts which are a little more than questionable here and there, but overall, it's very entertaining, and has some surprisingly well done emotional scenes.
Toss in that it's to the daft punk soundtrack, which matches the video quite well, the two playing off each other nicely, and it works great.
Even if you're not a daft punk fan, it'd be worth it anyway to watch, even if you had to mute it to do so, the movie without the soundtrack is amazing on its' own. I'd still recommend the sound be on, as often the music is used to convey additional meaning to the visuals without directly being 100% related.
- strong plot, if a little weird at times
- very emotional in some areas, done well for once, instead of tacky
- excellent animation
- nice soundtrack as well
- absolutely NO speech during the movie, other than lip synch to lyrics on occasion
- all audio (with minor sound effect exceptions) is directly from the Daft Punk discovery album
Overall, a very good buy. I watched the full movie on youtube before purchasing it myself, and decided it was so good they deserved the royalties from buying it for putting forth such quality.
One of my favorite movies I own, and love watching it with friends who haven't seen it before yet, they're always startled by how good it is. Certainly worth the cost.