• Phil Denhoff

    ★★★½ Watched by Phil Denhoff 17 Apr, 2014

    This did not go the direction I was expecting it to. This took a turn for the drastically Japanese, which althought not necessarily bad was a bit unfortunate. I had really high hopes for the movie, and though it touched on some really big ideas, it never made it the forefront or even really important. The AI-controlled satellite that was screaming toward the earth acted only as a plot device for the family to grow closer, and while I appreciate…

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  • Aaron Martin

    ★★½ Watched by Aaron Martin 17 Apr, 2014

    A rather silly sensory overload.

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  • Returner of Videotapes

    ★★★★ Watched by Returner of Videotapes 13 Apr, 2014

    While violently reminiscent of Digimon, "Summer Wars" is a compelling anime film that's funny, emotional, tragic, and inspiring - but more importantly it tells a story that Digimon couldn't.

    The film's lavish use of world building and heartwarming focus on the dynamics of family was fantastic, how these characters progressed and developed was truly beautiful. The animation was extraordinary, the music was great, and the message was touching. I personally loved how it incorporate that classic science fiction message that…

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  • Rene David

    ★★★½ Added by Rene David

    !!!

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  • Dracid

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Dracid 05 Apr, 2014

    Peliculon entretenido con dosis de tensión qe te dejan con el corazón encogido, aun sabiendo lo que pasa, entretenidisima pelicula que me recuerda mucho a un libro de ciencia ficción de la misma tematica "real player one", quetrata del mundo interconectado.

    Película muy recomendable a los amantes de la tecnología.

    1080p English without sub

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  • tumbaete

    ★★★ Watched by tumbaete 29 Mar, 2014

    El mundo de OZ es increíble.
    La parte familiar mola menos.

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  • Gregory Joseph

    ★★★★½ Added by Gregory Joseph

    Remarkable formal intelligence. Framing, scaling. Sympathetic, warm-hearted. AND Tatsuro Yamashita sings the theme!

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  • Lucas Barwenczik

    ★★★ Watched by Lucas Barwenczik 25 Mar, 2014

    Irgendwann im Frühjahr 2001 konnte das deutsche Publikum, überwiegend zu seiner späteren Schande, den Film zu Bandais "Digimon"-Reihe konsumieren - von genießen kann jedoch keine Rede sein. Mamoru Hosoda inszenierte unter anderem einen Kampf der digitalen Monster gegen ein düsteres Wesen aus dem Internet. 8 Jahre später elaboriert der Regisseur das ganze zu "Summer Wars".

    Sicher, das Ergebnis ist deutlich überzeugender, zumal es seine Figuren nicht nur als vage Ausrede zu dauerhaften, effektreichen Schlachten missbraucht, sondern diese als atmende Menschen…

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  • Shakyl Lambert

    ★★★★ Watched by Shakyl Lambert 25 Mar, 2014

    This is basically an expanded version of a segment from Digimon: The Movie, which in itself was just an animated version of WarGames. That being said, this movie's a shitton of fun.

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  • Alex Repole

    ★★★★★ Added by Alex Repole

    Probably my favourite non-Ghibli anime. I don't know what it is, but it just seems so realistic (apart from maybe the last 20 minutes).

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  • Joe Hastings

    ★★★★ Added by Joe Hastings

    Anime........this is going to get a little weird.

    Few people know that while I'm obsessed with movies I'm also a big anime fan. Even still an anime has to strike a chord with me for it too be truly memorable. I also believe that people will enjoy this movie more if they can relate to the characters and some of the family situations that occur. If you're from a small family or one that's separated by distance then you might…

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  • FilmLandEmpire

    ★★★½ Watched by FilmLandEmpire 13 Mar, 2014

    Imagine if Google, Facebook, IOS etc... were all part of the same master system that pretty much controls everything. Now imagine this was being hi-jacked, causing chaos in the world!

    Summer Wars is an unusual mix of sci-fi and family dramedy, which gives it some of its charm. It feels like Un Dimanche A La Campagne meets Wargame meets Tron, with a dollop of Japanese national pride added to the mix.

    The visuals in the virtual world are insanely imaginative…

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