Bellissima ambientazione, con una società allo sbando con la guerra come unico sfogo. Messa in scena curata e atmosfere affascinanti. Interessanti le riflessioni sulla realtà e sulla società della protagonista. Parte finale molto bella. Il comparto tecnico dà un tono unico al film, con la fotografia utilizzata come mezzo narrativo. Tolta la protagonista, personaggi poco approfonditi, ma funzionali. Musiche eccellenti
So special: Mamoru's genius; Kawai's epic choir; contemporary Warsaw as hyperreality; (the possible parallels with W S Anderson's Resident Evil saga;) the technical execution; the editing. Hard to penetrate until after the daily loop sequence, when the direction of the narrative and thematic preoccupations become clearer. Beautiful.
Between this and other later live-action work, his style doesn't seem to "click" with this sort of slick digital look, as his reliance on digital filters gets a little kitschy at times. But on the other hand, it has one of his stronger scripts, and some of the most fascinating and outright *strange* individual moments in his entire filmography. In hindsight, it almost feels like a warm up for The Sky Crawlers.
Something kept me from enjoying this, though I'm not sure what. I want to say the camera...something about it just seemed...off. It wasn't a bad film, and it had nice ideas and moments, but I think you can Oshii's GitS 1 & 2 have the same ideas (and Dogs) with a better execution.