Subject: Re: YOUR NAME (no spoilers)
On 12/1/2017 9:53 AM, moviePig wrote:
> A high-school boy and girl, miles apart, find they've switched bodies.
> The hand-drawn fantasy drama YOUR NAME is more than rewarding to look
> at, as both the complexity and scope of its story are a year or two
> above the adolescent demo typical of anime. Fans of this stuff may well
> be (and apparently are) thrilled. For me, though, a couple more years
> of age-level are needed for an entry in this genre be an unqualified
> must-see. Admittedly, those twain may never meet. Mostly recommended.
What I wrote last month:
YOUR NAME.: A 2016 animated feature from Japan. The story starts off
looking like it will follow one of those standard film tropes/themes
that we have seen a dozen or more times before. It does take a bit of a
sci-fi (and I use that term loosely) twist and adds some depth as it
goes. The animation here is a bit generic feeling, but it is certainly
well done. The story feels abridged at times, as though they wanted to
keep the film under 2 hours and had to cut some transitional bits for
time. Still, this is a good film and certainly worth watching,
especially for those looking for family friendly fare. The IMDB score
stands at 8.5 and this film earned over $350million at the box office
even though it was limited to only $5million domestically. I have to
attribute the US non-interest as a product of the film choosing not to
use a bunch of famous American actors as voice cast. Well, that and the
tiny FUNimation studio backing.