Some horribly bland acting and a few pacing issues aside, this was so much fun! Maybe a little too much like The Fifth Element (the ending scene comes to mind) but whatever. Crazy aliens, insane worlds, spaceships, a pretty decent plot.. I'll have more of where this came from.
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Some stars for the looks, because it does looks quite nice. Not on the same level as say Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen in terms of scenes with lots of men riding horses or its battle scenes, or the ones in Intolerance, but still pretty good.
But if ever there was a Stockholm Syndrome rape fantasy movie this is it. It even comes with a racist ending in which the makers feel the need to comfort the audience that a white…
Wow! Ozu films are known for being about next to nothing, but having the quality to suck you in and make you feel like you're part of the story. This one certainly tops the list in terms of the former and does really well in the latter.
I'd give this film 4/5 if it hadn't been for Chishû Ryû, but my goodness was he fantastic! 4.5/5, and one of the best films I have seen so far this year!
A bunch of random scenes and sound/music telling me something exciting is happening, or something sad, or joyful, and I should be feeling the corresponding feels. Yeah, whatever. This movie tells nothing, it's about nobody, and I'm left feeling nothing one way or another. But I guess it looked nice.
I wouldn't call it a colossal cinematic disaster, but it's just not a very good movie. Just 100 minutes of the same thing over and over. Ships exploding, planes shooting…