WARNING: may cause eyes to bleed
Although I'm making fun of it, this actually had a lot of retro charm
Congrats, that’s a impressive achievementsol wrote: ↑April 2nd, 2021, 10:56 am 1. Soul (2020)
The way this deals with death and beyond is a bit weird/uncomfortable with some bizarre mythology regarding souls, plus overly cute-looking characters. Fortunately, the film mostly works a comedy with hilarious 'Family Guy' style comedy cutaways and lots of fun from an unborn soul attempting to walk for the first time and so on. The plot also changes directions so many times that the film is refreshingly unpredictable - if simplistic in the messaging.
And yes, it seemed to only make sense to go with my namesake for this milestone check:
I hope you enjoy the challenge, Traveller!
Oh my...dirty_score wrote: ↑April 3rd, 2021, 3:53 pm
Also 2020 gave us The Croods 2: A New Age. Let the good times roll
If you expect the box office films to be crap, why watch them at all? Why not start with the good stuff? There's enough good animation to last at least 20 challenges.Traveller wrote: ↑April 3rd, 2021, 4:05 pm It's indeed challenging. I thought I would go through all the Box Office crap - inspired by sol - and then enjoy some hopefully better Animes, but it looks like I will have to mix things up already. I still have up to ten of these planned, and I'm not even counting the hybrid ones I won't log for this challenge (Alvin and the Chipmunks, here I come)...
Yeah, , um, I know that I said that before in a couple of places, but I sorta meant that in jest. I'm not planning to watch absolutely everything from the Box Office lists, just the stuff that looks decent and which I have nevertheless missed over the years.
I think it's one of Yamazaki's weakest films, also the weakest Lupin I've seen so far. The character models just looked incredibly boring and lifeless. The film also lost a bit of the edge most other Lupin films have. Have you seen the Koike trilogy?
Yea, think I went through all three of them last year and found them pretty solid. Only thing I didn't like was the pop band stuff. I never quite got that fascination for mixing sci-fi and pop bands
To be fair, other than his Doreamon movie, it's quite a bit different than anything else Yamazaki's done. Honestly I've never been a huge fan of Lupin's character models to begin with. As far as lacking edge, that's why I compared it to Castle of Cagliostro, a similar light adventure. But really, a lot of Lupin's TV movies are lacking an edge as well. And yea, I've seen Jigen's Gravestone of Koike's movies and really like it. I also watched the Fujiko Mine TV series that the Koike movies are spun off from and really dug it as well. Although those are almost a totally different series than the typical Monkey Punch Lupin stuff. Very different art style with a dark, neo=noir tone and lacking a lot of the comedy elements of the regular Lupin series.Onderhond wrote: ↑April 4th, 2021, 6:48 amI think it's one of Yamazaki's weakest films, also the weakest Lupin I've seen so far. The character models just looked incredibly boring and lifeless. The film also lost a bit of the edge most other Lupin films have. Have you seen the Koike trilogy?
Yea, Noboru Ishiguro was just coming off Macross when he did Megazone and I think that show's emphasis on pop music + mecha just carried over a little. Megazone in general gives me Macross vibes mixed with the first half of Akira.Yea, think I went through all three of them last year and found them pretty solid. Only thing I didn't like was the pop band stuff. I never quite got that fascination for mixing sci-fi and pop bands
Aw, your heart isn't completely made of stone after all.Traveller wrote: ↑April 4th, 2021, 3:20 pm 09. The Secret World of Arrietty (2010) - 7/10 Creator Profile: Studio Ghibli/Walt Disney Studios
So simple yet so beautiful - been a long time since I’ve seen such a sweet film that I wasn’t able to resist indulging in.
10. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949) - 6/10 Creator Profile: Studio Ghibli/Walt Disney Studios
Hmmm? He also did the Dragon Quest CG anime. And Destiny: Kamakura Monogatari is quite reliant on CG characters (though in a live-action setting). I actually had good hopes for this one.
I've seen a bunch and I think few of them are clean/blockbuster material. I don't quite remember enough about Cagliostro, but knowing Miyazaki it was probably cleaner than most other Lupin stuff. He has the benefit of superb animation though.
This made me wildly curious. Thanks for the hint.flavo5000 wrote: ↑April 4th, 2021, 3:02 am12. Beyond the Mind's Eye (1992)
While I'm tempted to claim this one for the ugly CG bonus challenge like frbrown, I think I'll save it for later. But really, this whole thing is 100% '80s cheese. The Mind's Eye series was a big influence on that weird vaporwave trend that popped up on the internets a while back and may be just be too much cheese and chill for me to truly appreciate...