Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Spirited Away



Ah, Spirited Away. The movie that changed the world. I finally got to see it and I can only say this: another overrated garbage.
The film tells us the story of a young girl and her parents who find an odd tunnel in the side of a hill while moving to their new home. Of course they had to look what is inside. Upon investigating the tunnel, they find a strange "theme park" on the other side devoid of inhabitants. Upon investigating the theme park, things are obviously very "wrong" and as it gets closer to sunset, things just get worse. Unfortunately, this is all the plot I am able to reveal without spoiling the "uniqueness" of this film.

This is some sick frigging movie. It has some disturbing and nasty images ranking among the weirdest films I have seen in my life. It's a bizarre cocktail of Wizard of Oz, The Never-Ending Story, Alice in Wonderland etc (just to name a few). This film is interesting from beginning to end even though the plot advances rather slowly. There is always some new thing to see or some truly bizarre thing to witness. The animation is above average but not as impressive as in other anime series. The color is so vibrant and lively and just seems to grab your attention for the whole duration of the movie. A thing I loved about this film is the fact that it is completely unpredictable. Watch a Disney/Pixar/any-other-shit film, and you'll probably be able to figure out the outcome yourself. Watching this movie, I had no idea what was going to happen next. Because it's fucked up. No logic whatsoever. Paper birds attacking a dragon, things flying around, shit getting destroyed. I guess you can give it a try, just so that you'll not be that one dude that didn't see "the best animation" ever.




Graphics 9.5/10
Sound 9/10
Storyline 8/10
Characters 8/10
Overall 9/10

5 comments:

kluxorious said...

*scratches head*

Spirited Away happened to be one of the best anime movie out there. Maybe this kind of genre doesn't suits you...

Sapphire Pyro said...

It's not garbage, but I have to agree it's quite overrated.

Dude, I think surreal fantasy is not your thing xD

Hyperion said...

well come to think about it, most of the things we review are not our thing...

but it only enhances our ,,fun'' experience...

Sapphire Pyro said...

Haha! I guess I know/understand that feeling. *does the same . . . though not as often as you guys do xD*

charizardpal said...

Agreed. Im not fond of it either and I've seen it 4 times, nut then I've seen plenty of good anime that made more since. MOst people who love spirited away are new to anime, or old people, even if they say otherwise.

Anyways itd be funnier if you photoshopped that image and put flames behind. Then CHihiro would be spirited away to hell like in Jigoku shojou.