Subject: Re: YOUR NAME (no spoilers)
On 12/1/2017 9:57 AM, Obveeus wrote:
> 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
> 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.
Yeah, I remember reading that now -- might've put me onto the movie. It
is interesting to estimate the box-office had they gone with name-voices
(though I don't know what well-knowns could credibly do high-school).
Meanwhile, I'm guessing I liked the visuals more than you did, with its
wonderful little throwaways and minimalisms. Re 'family fare', I was
surprised to see such frank boob-groping in a 'PG' (but noted the
obverse handled so deferentially that I didn't get what was going on).
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