Holy shit, what a retarded fucking clusterfuck. Such a waste of time. It felt the director had literally no clue what direction to take this movie into. It feels like he wanted to rip off Miyazaki by making a fantasy coming of age story but literally didn't know what to do with it.
Don't worry. He's going to make up for it with his new work.
They call this hack "the next miyazaki"
It's an experimental stealth helicopter, or
the MCs were so much in their own little world they didn't pay attention and were surprised by the helicopter.
Don't even mention Kon in the same sentence as that hack.
Hosoda isn't much better.
>makes a good movie (Our War Game)
>makes the same shit again (Summer Wars)
>makes a good movie (Wolf Children)
>makes the same shit again (Boy and the Beast)
The only good movie he made was the one with least furry and digimon elements.
There's still younger people like Yuasa and Koike that can make great anime movies, but they'll never get the mainstream appeal that Miyazaki sadly.
When will Hosoda remake Baron Omatsuri.
All of Makoto Shinkai's works are stunning visual masterpieces. The way he captures light and shadows is mesmerizing. His stories are thematic, and as such are to be considered along the lines of a haiku to accompany a work of art rather than pulp fiction to be simply consumed and digested. They are meant to be thought provoking rather than spoon fed mindless entertainment.
Also, it's a fact that he browses /a/ occasionally so he's one of us.
>most of Ghiblis stuff is actually worth watching.
Does that include Ronja?
They are beautiful, but empty. It's like watching some nice wallpapers after one another. Just as beautiful, and there is just as much of a meaning behind them.
Yes, he wants it to be thought provoking, but this is kindergarten level shit. It's TOO DEEP FOR YOU shit. It is not thought provoking, the only thought shit provokes is that you need to flush.
It's not that he has something to say, and is looking for a way to tell it to us. He can draw, he makes anime, and he needs a plot. And he goes like "oh, I better think of something thought provoking". That's not how it works, that doesn't work.
You can safely predict the story from the second act on. The shift in roles of Ami and Yuki is even completely telegraphed by the narration. Come, again, what was even the point of the narration? Oh, look at Hana, she smiles a lot even when she's down. Not to mention how clumsily her signature trait was introduced. Oh, the grumpy old man is actually the most helpful and he likes her.