I know, I know, it's supposed to be over the top action. But there's too much physic-defying action happening that I had a physic-defying eye-roll.
Millennium Actress is one of those films you wouldn’t think will fit as an animation but will not work as a live-action feature. The timeline and narrative changes over time. Fast-cut and transition will be challenging and jarring for some viewers as a live-action film.
Memory is fickle. It needs an anchor to remember the details and challenges that we have faced. For Chiyako, our titular actress, it’s easy to remember her life thru various films and roles she inhabited. Those served as her anchor, her method to remember her past and to remember what it means to be alive.
Isle of Dogs reads like a dream, like a pop-up book read by adults to their kids. But beneath the surface lies a deeper meaning. As much as we are master of our own fate, mankind’s fate always falls before authority figures. We let them lead our lives, never questioning, never allowing anyone to destroy their agendas. As much as authority figures are important representative of how to lead our life, we must verify if it aligns with our own values.
Morality, empathy and values should still prevail no matter what.