So has anyone managed to see this yet? if so what can i expect when i finally hunt it down?
I haven't seen it, but from what I've heard you can expect no monologues, great directing and character animation, hyper-realistic CG backgrounds, a terrifying first encounter with Kiss-shot and an hour long short movie that ends before any of the actual action happens, but who watches monogatari for the action scenes anyway.
According to Japs it's a massive disappointment that doesn't even look movie quality let alone like one that was in production for like 10 years.
Nothing even happens in the first movie even for how short it is.
I have seen it in the international premiere in Hamburg.
It's a fantastic looking and directed piece of animation. There are some changes to the other Monogatari series like different character design, art style and the fact there aren't any monologues (which only make the flash cards even more effective in my opinion).
This much was animated in part 1.
>To Kill a Mockingbird
>A Clockwork Orange
>Into the Wild
>Full Metal Jacket
>One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
And that's just off the top of my head. There's far more well-received novel-to-film adaptations that contain a heavy amount of monologuing than no form of narration whatsoever.
Also the rule "show, don't tell" was originally applied for writing and has been around before film was even popularized or commercialized.
>The animation was amazing and the best thing about the movie.
Good to hear. I'm a little suspect of all the 3D I've seen in the trailers, but the character animation does look great. The CG seems mostly relegated to backgrounds and doesn't look too cheap, so maybe it's not so bad. I am a fan of mixed media anyway.
1.5 months left for my theater. I'm excited!
>movie making rules
No, you're completely misconstruing what the stylistic choice of "show, don't tell" implies. Its far more prevelant in writing and has nothing to do with monolgue. As a matter of fact, a monologue can actually "do".
Of course I'm talking to someone who is clearly ignorant but I don't expect anyone on /a/ to have the slightest idea of what writing styles entail.
>One hour long
That makes me want to wait for all 3 to get a BR release. The nearest theater is an hour away but there will be a lot of traffic. The parts will probably be released only like a few months apart, r-right?
It will probably be 2 years until we're able to watch the Kizu BDs
2018 is looking to be great year, we'll get Kizu, Cyberpunk, and maybe even 4.44!
Pretty much. Though sometimes the only way for a character to convey their emotions is by saying them. Then again, you can follow 'show, don't tell' by revealing those emotions via dialogue, like the one between Shinobu and Kanbaru in Owari.
>3 movies, 3 hours
How? The story is not that long when I read it.