Simultaneously exemplifies everything there is to love about the legend / cultural icon of Spider-Man AND the entire medium of animation.
Once upon a time, there was a young boy who lived with his father. His father worked all week, while the boy went to school, but at the end of every week they shared a special ritual. The two of them would travel to a strange and magical place called the video rental store. There they would choose one movie from a selection of hundreds, and – if the father was feeling generous – the boy might even get to…
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Do you hear that? That is the sound of my heart melting.
I had to stop this after the second story ended because it felt like Makoto Shinkai was about to rip my heart right out of my chest. I took a moment to collect myself, and dared to finish what I'd started. Then the third chapter hit me like a ton of bricks.
5 Centimeters Per Second is one of the most beautifully animated films I've ever seen. The…