Watched Five Star Stories, an anime movie just over an hour based on the manga of the same name. It starts off alright but as it goes on it makes more references to the source material which I haven't read. I knew that going in, though. It's a sort of potpourri of anime tropes from humanoid women-like bionic beings to giant robots, space kingdoms and an ugly man trying to overthrow the government.
Post by stefancrosscoe on Jan 13, 2022 16:49:59 GMT
Finally saw Felidae (1994), and that was quite the adventure. Very adult themed movie, considering both the plot (which follows a couple of cats, searching for a ruthless serial killer in the neighbourhood) and also contains some very brutal and graphic scenes as well. Surely not a children movie.
I might re-watch it, or hopefully pick up a decent or good DVD/Blu-ray someday, but until then, I gave it a very positive rating of:
For it is written: the inhabitants of the Earth have been made drunk with her blood. And I saw her sent upon a hairy beast and she held forth a golden chalice full of the filthiness of fornications. And upon her forehead was written: "Behold I am the great mother of harlots and all abominations of the Earth."
I rented Aka's Adventure: The Secret of Light on YouTube. I thought it was Korean but it turned out to be Taiwanese. It's a kid's movie about a little bird that was switched with a chick from a farm to keep criminals from getting their hands on an antiviral serum for a virus that they created. It starts from the bird's perspective as it struggles to adjust to life on a farm and then decides to leave. As you can imagine, the rest of the story revolves around the virus but I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't seen it. The film isn't quite top shelf but it's entertaining enough and has a good illustrative CG style. I'll give it a 7 out of ten. It's good for those who want a fun family film with implied danger, but nothing too awful shown on screen. If you're in the mood for a Taiwanese movie with real life perspective though, you are better off watching On Happiness Road.
Just finished Raining Cats and Frogs or Les Prophetie Des Grenouilles. It is about a small group of people who manage to get a farmyard tower afloat and survive in a flood similar to the one in Noah's ark. However, the only thing to eat is a large amount of potatoes and the carnivores get starved for lack of meat. It was a fairly good film. I'd give at a 6.5 out of 10.
Just watched The Child of Kamiari Month. The characters are pretty one note but they're not annoying so it's passible entertainment. The film's main weakness is that it doesn't have as many interesting moments as it could. The characters are all their own sort of type so you don't have to get to know them as people. I give it a 6 out of 10.
I watched Rumble a couple of days ago. It's about a monster wrestling league on an alternate Earth where one monster goes from throwing fights to playing to win after failing to throw a match, and his female trainer who is forced to find another monster to fight for her town when the local one leaves them for a bigger town. I'd give it a 6 out of 10. It is entertaining enough but the plot could have been done better, especially the character introductions.
Watched Belle. It was better than the trailer made it seem. The main character skipped so many meals it's a wonder she be didn't become anemic. Much better than Disney's Beauty and the Beast. 7.4 out of 10.