A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
A world, forever beyond your expectations. In a dark, cramped, underground world of endless tunnels and shafts, people wear protective suits and live out their modest yet happy lives. The ... See full summary »
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
There are two peoples, with gravity working oppositely on them. The camera shifts views often enough to express the perspective of the main character emoting on the screen. This sounds hard to pull off in a movie that switches so often, but it is done beautifully.
The story involves fear, exploration, and trust, with some very nice scenery, and slowly but surely unfolding story. When the end happens, you're ready for it, but it's not what you expected. It's a twist, but not a major twist.
The main bad guy is just plain evil. Well, actually, he's insane, or jealous, or something. His character is not fleshed out well enough, and he comes off as just an evil crackpot dictator. It's too bad, as it is he that drives a major part of the story.
The end in anticlimactic. It's a twist, and it fits, but it left me wondering, is that what i watched this for? It really isn't worth it, that is, if the end was all the movie had to deliver. However, the story, the visuals, and the connections make this story well worth watching. I'd give the first half 10 stars easily, but a little less overall.
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