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OMG you guys you have to go and see that. it's a japanese movie in two parts and i have to warn you there is gore, and blood and stuff it's more blood than real gore but you have been warned by me that there is gore, it also depends because i dont know either maze-runner or divergent besides that they are survival things of the youth- that is also the troupe of this movie- you will for certain like it.
why i first got into the movie was because i knew that Hongo Kanata (Akagi, Yakee-kun to megane-chan) was starring it it. and he does the movie proud- really from what i have seen of him, i can only complement him on his acting, he is very good in all the different roles, and always manages to give the role he plays a hit of there being more- but always fitting to the character- i am so amazed by him and his acting skill.

the movie itself is fantastic too! and unexpected at so many points. for example so often i was like: "ah yes, and now that happens" but then something completely different happened and it was soo good! there are of course some points that are predictable, but show me a movie that isn't and then we can talk about it again.

i also liked the end, and the meta-message of it, but also the fucking premises on how it got to how it was!
if you like dystopian movies with blood an a little bit of gore, you have to watch attack on titan- fair warning tough: i got my movies through the interwebs and you know and i got both with subtitles, because it amuses me to read how others translate stuff- the subtitles for the 2ned movie are not even close to what is said, it lets you follow the plot and gives you the information you might need, but its not what is said. still the CGI (at points overdone and cringe-worthy if you are prone to notice it) and the story is worth watching it!

watching this in the spare free time i set away, was worth it!
whcih i guess at this point is obvious XD"
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ok so this one has a bit of a story, and i know i told it before, but just to catch you up- if you are interested:

why i had to watch twilight *sigh* )

so to survive watching all of these movies i made a list as i watched them about all that annoys me!
be aware if you are a fan of those movies- then this is not for you to read. i don't enjoy romance movies at all (star was is something special). from the get go these movies didn't really stand a chance with me.
what i will grant them - fair is fair - the wolves animations are pretty neat and nice to look at!

135 reasons why twilight sucked )
that is all i'm ever going to say about those movies ever again!
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so before i go into this, and show you my nice list that i have, let me make one thing perfectly clear: i compare anime to anime! so the manga has nothing to do with it.
i'm also a huge, sailor moon fan! like i watch all the old episodes 200 of them nearly on a yearly basis! and i read the manga way to often because it is that beautiful and i like it that much.
so yes i am not easy to please...

my list - spoilers and opinion included! )

i really believe that a chance was missed here by first wanting to put too much into too little episodes and by saying "ok we only stick to the manga now and leave the old animation behind". from a marketing point of view i can see why they chose that route, but most of the fans who liked the first anime so much and watched it over and over and shared it with they kids were disappointed or simply though of it as hilarious but not that good. in the end it did not pay of well for them... but these stunts rarely do.
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i struggle with this review- a lot
because even after 2 weeks my mind is not yet made up.
overall the movie wasn't that bad. but even sitting in the best places the cinema had to offer, and being excited about it- honestly i was bored a lot during the movie

read with being aware it holds spoilers- because i have no clue what spoilers are, and my own opinion- and boy this cat is opinionated )

and yes i know i still have to watch episode 7 *headdesks*
but i figure i will wait for it to be close for the release of episode 8 so that i have it fresh in mind.
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sit back and enjoy the ride!
this one simply takes you on it for sure.
BUT first: you have to accept it is GRAPHIC VIOLENCE and there is a shitton of blood in it- good, well animated blood that has meaning and sometimes it doesnt. also it's a non-linare sorta but not really kind of story, but if you can accept that, and in fact enjoy animated blood (because the animation of the blood really tells you a lot about how good the anime will be and this one - oh boy this one has it all!
they used very different styles on animations- they really went out of their way to mix it up, and that just glued my eyes to the screen!
i also like the different body style- while one can already see the - what i call "beautiful, flat and mass-produced" style - think of Vampire Knight, Ouran High School Host Club, Uragiri Boku no name shitteru etc - they all have the same style of faces and bodies, that's the style i mean-
and kurozuka is not in that style which i really find refreshing!

first things first kurozuka is pretty much a love story- with all the drama and politics around them (well in fact it has some star wars kind of element to it.
the characters are amazing- not just the animation but their actual development is just fascinating
and kuro is really an amazing character to have his story told.
the end is not that surprising if you are familiar with japanese story-telling but the way you go there makes it worth for
and the richness of the animation!
also my most favorite and sadly long gone Shiozawa Kaneto is doing a great job just as usual! and i so admire his voice- he could talk all to me the time - though that might make me unable to do anything but you know being horny *blushes*

please give it a try- it deserves your attention!
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so wolf guy is an anime from 1992/1993 and based on the novels and mangas with the same name.
i personally only know about the mangas though and they are amazing, so yes i will be the first to say that i had high expectations and as far as story goes i was not disappointed- it is a good spinoff of the original.
however, and i have to speak bluntly- 20 minutes never felt this long.
and i'm not able to say why - which simply baffles me
the animation, given the time it was made is not bad; maybe i should have watched it with more focus? i don't know.
what i am amazed of is how you can see the ground works for wolf's rain in that anime.
what i really enjoyed was the variations of love they showed, and it can manifest in all it's different ways- and loyalty and how it manifests in us.
over all it's not a bad OVA- but even if it's not that long, it still takes time to watch it- it is not watched easily!
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my parents gave me for christmas a cinema trip, and i could decide which movie to go.
i chose assassins creed for 2 reasons: 1.i fucking adore the vid-games, like i play all of them over and over and over (i still need to get part 3 and 4 though and i'm not so sure if i like the american world with my assassins creed that much really)
2. michael fassbender! ever since 'shame' he simply convinced me that he is a great actor and while there are some projects he did, which i am not that fond of, most of his work is awesome
so at first i was very, very excited to go
yesterday night before the movie i had a break-down into worry-land. what if it was bad? what if it wasn't like in the games, what if fassbender did it wrong?
well, here is me after the movie and long version short: i'm still conflicted!

long version - there might be spoilers, depending on what you think is a spoiler so read with caution )

if you have seen it, or are going to see it- tell me later what you think/thought about it, i would be interested in hearing about it!
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at the start i have to explain that i have no clue about mahjong in the player modus as i started watching this drama and although loads of it is explained i still did not understand it all... that however did not influence my excitement watching this fantastic drama

reasons why i find it sooooo good )
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so a lot of you already know that i do not own a tv, and that i am not really that much into it or movies either, but i still on occasion do watch stuff and here some random thoughts:

on big bang theory )

i also went and watched some movies )

this is it so far, there will be more "review" entries from me but for all here i just didnt feel like i could make them all their own posts
hope you have a nice spring!/ autumn for the friends on the other side of the globe (╭☞´ิ∀´ิ)╭☞
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so last week my parents took me to the cinema, after more than 10 years the last time we went together, it was rather nice ^_^
and we went and watched Hercules 3D (in german because well thats my mother tongue anyways)
me was taking notes at the way home, to remember the impressions the movie gave me- so here I am to share them with you

its a rather good movie, has a lot of action and fights in it- but well it is Hercules and he was not known for knitting or something so well, yes he fights a lot, and while watching time is going fast, there are no scenes where I thought, that the movie was getting lame

and than if you are my generation you grew up with kevin sorbo being hercules but the new guy dwayne johnson is also doing a great job, even if I had to get used to the beard (no beard fan sitting infront of my pc)
and they really really did a good job with the 3D-animation stuff, but sometimes they go a little overbord, its like yes I already got it, its a 3D movie...

here are my points as per usual 10 best 1 worst and it might have spoilers but I will try and cut them out, so you can choose to read them

what I liked:

  • the characterization's and the background stories Read more... )
    9 points because they all are awesome and funny and I adore atalanta so thats extra points

  • Animation for the effects and all the screenplay and special effects get the movie 8 points due to the overuse its not higher

  • sound gets another 7 points it was very well chosen but sometimes I felt that something was missing, that there could have been more



what I did not like at all- contains so many spoilers read at your own risk
Read more... )

but overall good action movie (again- thats twice in a row!)
so it will be no waste of time or money if you go and watch it
hope the review was helpful ^^
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so this will probably have a lot of spoilers in it, for those who have not seen the movie by now- I will try and mark them all; for those who saw it already- here is what I think about it:

I heard a lot negative reviews about Pacific Rim, and so I was reluctant to watch it, but my flatmate got the DVD and told me to watch it because I might like it- and I so did!- and was surprised in the most positive way!
of course me comes from a long loving mecha-anime history, so I was like "yessss, OMG do it do it do it" and "ohhh noooo, no, no, no, no way, no" at the same time but really the graphic technology used in movie making got awesome, while I was not looking! damn, they did a great job!
the story is rather simple, but come on, it's an action movie not a psycho thriller! if you want to have a deep story watch one of those, in action genre this movie is rather good and impressive, in my humble opinion
special good points are awarded for the following scenes: (spoiler warning!)
Read more... )
points lost for scenes I did not like: (and again spoiler warning!)
Read more... )

so basically you will find it entertaining if u like action and big machines, monsters and lots of fires with also quite some humor- GO WATCH IT!
but don't watch it if you are in search for a girl hero- not so much, she is... well let's say it's complicated with her-
- her Japanese seams real, and she plays well but her role is not that significant (action movie remember)- so if you call yourself a Feminist you might not like her at all, and there is only one other women with text, if you call 6 to 8 sentences text; nighter should you look for deem character evolvement, look again, but please not in this movie,
of course the mecha fans out there who watched a lot of mecha anime recognized some parts most defenitly- but this is an actual movie- not an anime! (and yes I am aware the took parts of other movies too)
so here is my overall awarded points- list (each category goes from 1- absolutely dreadful to 10- absolutely fucking amazing)

  1. 10 points -for screenplay and animation

  2. 6 overall story points
    8,9 points within the action genre (it has a war in it after all, and a running clock)

  3. 7 points for the characterizations (but remember not much growing so my awarded points take the action genre in account)

  4. 9 points for the music and the sound effects and the noises- they are pretty neat

  5. -1 point for often unnecessary engaged conversations while in the mechas (most of the other conversations are rather good)


so thats what I thought of the movie
have you watched it already? if yes, what did you make of it? are there points were you disagree with me?
if not, was this review helpful?
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so first you ought to know that Mardock Scramble or for you katakana loving people out there マルドゥック・スクランブル is an anime out of 3 1 hour long episodes produced from 2010 to 2012. so yes, its not that young anymore
but I just found it in April this year and was now finally taking time watching it- and because it was so cool, I think that not only it deserves a review but to be also watched by you!
as far as anime is concerned this one was pretty dark especially in the first 2 movies. be aware GRAPHIC VIOLENCE!
but if you do not mind, and are always searching a new nice psycho- sifi story animated then you should totally go ahead and watch it!
the character design is deep and profound and the animation is pretty well made but not the cheap all-we-produce-now-kind of style
so now we talked about the technical details lets talk about the story (without spoilers! at least I hope so)

the whole movie is about motive, action and consequence and how to survive with nothing but your own survival instinct! and its not only the main character but also the others, either by living with there hunted past or trying to find a place in this world, its also about revenge- but I would say, I covered that with consequence of actions done
at the beginning everything is unclear and certainly not what one would expect, but hang on, it gets only better from there!
what I really liked about this anime was that not everything was good, that the main character was not a born ready to be a hero, and that most of the conversations made me think a lot. that some pretty serious math- principals were used were fun too
what I didn't like: its way to short, there many questions not answered - but than again this could be interpreted as a sign of how life goes one will never know all the answers
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Colorful (2010) is a really amazing anime with and interesting story.
its about a boy, who died but gets something like a 2nd chance, but for that he has to undertake a test.
its an interesting story,with lots of drama and things that everyone of us know and can relay to and also scenes we wish to never have to see through. you also get some kind of imegine of the japanese schoollive and how it could be.
the artwork was really amazing, and its done with great care.
if you are bored of the mainstream style of animes this one will make you happy, and with a twisted kind of humor you will have an very enjoyable time.
the anime is a little long (lasts 2 hours and 6 minutes) but the story is worth it.

I totally like it, and I will watch it again, thats for sure!
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it's an movie from the year 1981- its much older than myself *little shocked*- but its one of the most cute things I've ever seen
the animation level, giving the age is amazing, and some ideas I've seen there for the first time, and are even now new
sometimes I#ve seen things that reminded me of gake no ue no ponyo but I do not mean to say that they are very similar, its just sometimes there was a feeling like: ah in ponyo something like that was too, but it was different (since both stories are reaallly different)
sirius no densetsu is a anime for children, but you may also enjoy it, if you like music, because it was done by the NHK Symphony Orchestra and its very amazing and makes the anime enjoyable
if you do not like animes with little text and conversation this may not fit your taste XD

I liked it and enjoyed it BIG time because it was funny, a little sad, and the music was just amazing good movie !!!
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omg, that anime was something else, at first I wanted just to take a look at it, and my plan was to watch each day one or tow episodes, well that lasted till today, today I saw all from episode 3 till 23 >_> it took me hours of course, but it was just soo great, I could not stop, one is really pulled in the story, the different style thats not like everything else thats produced this days, was also a really good extra, and that the story makes a lots of turns one would not expect, just great
also the animation level is really really high, and the characters are well drawn
defiantly one of the best animes I ever saw, and i will watch it again for sure

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