Monday, August 2, 2010

The Sky Crawlers

Alright I just finished watching The Sky Crawlers (a movie involving planes and war) and I enjoyed it. Though basically the movie is social commentary on a variety of topics. The backgrounds looked beautiful, but the characters left a lot to be desired and the voice acting could've used a lot more enthusiasm. To get the full experience of the movie though you HAVE TO stick around for the minute or two of the movie that is AFTER the credits otherwise you miss out big time. At first I was like this is the worst ending ever, but then I fast forwarded to after the credits and I was like WOAH what? It's a mind trip I'll tell you what. I don't like giving spoilers away so I won't say anything, but there are parts of the movie you could sleep through and not miss a beat. That being said I'd still recommend it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

So I finally watched Ponyo and I must say it was really good. Not the best Studio Ghibli film, but it was still really good. I just wish they did like a 20 years later kind of thing at the end of the film, but it still wasn't all that bad of an ending. Pacing was good and it was only an hour and forty or so minutes, but the children are loud like in Totoro, which is annoying because normalization doesn't work lol. The dubbing was good too, but the subs and dialogue didn't always match well. I did notice one anomaly though: a house was drawn reflected in the water, but the reflection left out the roof over one of the first story windows of the two story house it's no big deal, but I expected more from them.

I've been watching Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha over the past few days as well and I'm liking it, but I'm likely to watch The Sky Crawlers or the anime rendition of Batman in Batman Gotham Knight.