Okay so this may be due to the fact I'm sick and can't concentrate properly, but did they ever make it clear what the Gates were supposed to be? I had no idea why they were there even though they were like the central point of the entire plot. Is it just something like The Zone from STALKER except it gives people super powers?
I watched DTB thinking it was just smalltime espionage with superpowers shit but it turned into one of those wacky GOTTA SAVE DA WORLD plots again, still kinda enjoyed it though.
As near as I can tell it was supposed to be the zone but with super powers instead of the other shit as muc. But then again I am not really well read so it may be a theme borrowed and repurposed by many stories.