Watched this drunk for a cheap laugh. Exactly as bad as I was expecting. They pulled a straight Johnny Test and used a whip crack noise for a transition, Jesus.
A world that will talk but not listen.
Drifting through the days, afforded a freedom through giving up, doing mundane things completely divorced from obligation, finding a quiet peace in the rituals. Interspersed are moments of the strange, even incomprehensible, also given a free space to act on without judgement or guilt. Contradictions of escaping from interaction and desperate cries for help piercing through, ever present. A torment of cacophonies and elusive diegesis, trying to parse through the drugged up,…
This is what counts for a film these days?
Like, yeah there's a few tense moments, but you can't make a 100 minute film about an event following 3 perspectives and don't characterize them like at all and just have a lot of plot-less "tense" scenes. I don't want to watch 100 minutes of a bunch of nobodies shooting people, being shot at, and rescuing people, there's nothing to it, I simply don't care. It's just a bunch of action…
After sampling a few of his other works, (Garden of Words and Voices of a Distant Star) I was unimpressed by Shinkai's narrative style; it never seems to find meaty writing and a balance in pacing - with Voices of a Distant Style being far too rushed in general and Garden of Words taking it's leisurely time with scenery porn and asinine slice of life events and then springing forth in urgency with a sudden (somewhat manipulative, obvious and contrived)…