Don't really know how to rate this tbh, as need to know the lyrics for full impact.
Sunao Katabuchi makes pretty stuff though.
"Utena, I understand now. We were born in the outside world."
"Then, we’re returning to the place we came from."
Just scrapes a 9 despite my reservations I think.
Easily one of the most visually spectacular films I have ever seen. Utterly gorgeous and filled to the brim with symbolism in a good way. A massive upgrade in visuals to an already visually stellar series. Genuinely blew me away. The music is also brilliant in many cases.
We all keep ourselves and others caged, and need to let ourselves out of the cage while helping others out of their cages. We are all liz. We are all the blue bird. We are all nozomi. We are all mizore. We are all broken. We are all flawed. We are all growing. We all need to grow. We all hurt. We all love. We all feel. We are caged yet able to be free.
I can't begin…
THE FIRST FEW PARTS OF THE REVIEW ARE SPOILER FREE, I WILL NOTE THE POINT AT WHICH SPOILERS BEGIN TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TEXT. This review is not spoiler tagged for the sake of visibility and because it is not initially spoiler filled (to the extent where the lack of tag shouldn’t be an immediate problem upon opening the review), though if people believe the lack of proper spoiler tag is a problem let me know and I will…