It's hard not to think of Labyrinth of Cinema as Obayashi's last movie, but fortunately during its three-hour running time, it gets a whole lot of other meanings. It could be either an anti-war movie or a celebration of art, or simply both. And among other things, it's a literal time travel experience.
Everybody's lost. — It's said at some point in the movie and I really believe it sums up every character in it. More than a story of a man who's failed his own family trying to make it up to a little girl whose innocence and childhood is slowly been stolen, it's a movie about broken people. People trying to find their way in life and managing to fuck it up every single time. People who have looked death in…
Tokyo. The biggest metropolis in the world. Someone could disappear in the middle of a crowd there and no one would notice. Quite depressing, isn't it? Almost ten million inhabitants in one city, and yet none of them really see each other or really communicate.
A city full of lonely people, who, despite being consumed by the epidemic of the modern age still have human needs and holes to fulfill.
Loneliness. It is everywhere and the internet offers an escape…