I dare say that in some aspects, it is better than a Ghibli film; the ambient piano background music really matches with parts of the film, and the use of marimbas and even silence at the dramatic climax worked out well. Although I know don’t much about music, so I won’t talk about the music much. This movie is about acceptance, self-forgiveness and a boy that could be you or me’s journey for redemption.
This movie was a lot better than I expected. What I originally thought was a low budget movie with a generic plot was actually a beautiful, enjoyable tale that made me cry. It’s a story about family, about growing up, and being who you are, regardless of what other people may tell you. Continue reading
Christmas has always been a time for family, where you meet with family and friends, and you celebrate by eating and drinking and give each other presents. Christmas is a time for reflection, cheers, and marry laughter. I have always enjoyed Christmas TV episodes and movies: Elves, Christmas Carol, Dr. Who Christmas specials or Home Alone. My brother and I would watch these movies and more with our parents; we would feel the magic of Christmas even if we didn’t celebrate it.
Shinkai returned to his favourite theme of longing and separation as he brought us Your Name. Your Name is a vehicle that transports us the viewers into a world of magic through scenes of nature, astral magic and Mother Nature’s disasters. These uses of bright colours, camera work and sound would put many live-action blockbusters to shame, while there is almost hallucinogenic effects in the movie’s environmental scenes will move us to tears.
For the most part, I really enjoyed it. Few animated movies, much less Japanese ones, focus on families, so that aspect alone of the film is awesome. Natsuki’s large, colourful family nearly carry the movie themselves, especially her great-grandmother. Also, the world of OZ is flat-out gorgeous, filled with colourful, appealing avatars and backdrops. Continue reading
Kaiba’s a bad ass the movie is the real name of this movie
Kaiba isn’t in denial of magic anymore and we get to see this in movie, but what’s more is that we see him missing his greatest rival. His passion to defeat his rival is so great that he invents the worlds most advanced holographic systems in through the a statelight in space and then even later on, breaks the barrier between dimensions just to play a card game.
3 words describe this movie: Death By Cuteness.
It is an hour and half of tightly written storyline with very little empty time, and while the animation is nothing spectacular, there is a genuine interplay between the main hero and heroine that all throughout makes the movie very enjoyable. Continue reading
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is what you’d get if you took two hours of JRPG cutscenes and edited them into a movie: It’s oddly paced, confusing, and full of corny dialogue. It’s also surprisingly fun to watch.
Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa was the movie that started Studio Ghibli, created and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. A name of a legendary proportion in the anime scene, so the more you explore the medium the more you will come to love his works. Most of these are considered long-standing classics, and Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa is no exception. Continue reading