More action packed than "Inception" and more abstract than "Mulholland Drive", this eye-pleasing modern classic also offers witty dialogues, grains of wisdom and psychological foreplay between its characters. Dream levels are used as a backdrops of different genres with nods to Kubrick, Disney, James Bond and monster movies - which is appropriately entwined with allegory of love for the film that closes this story.
Pecah pala gue nonton film animasi ini. Opening film udah disuguhin konflik yang bener-bener rumit, sebenernya ya kita emang bener2 jadi penonton yg kaya ketinggalan cerita. Baru kali ini animasi bikin gue mikir keras. Tapi ngeliat semua aksinya sah-sah ajah sih kalo dibuat animasi, karna gue rasa akan beda rasanya kalo dijadikan live action. Ya live actionnya di trnasformasikan sama nolan jadi film Inception.
I first watched Perfect Blue and was amazed by its flawless editing and animation. Many people compare Paprika to Inception. I personally feel that this film is way better than Inception. Satoshi Kon takes intense and breaking stories and melts it into one bloody mad film.
Intriguing mix of various themes and ideas are put into one huge dream of surreal imagery and insane fantasy. The story challenges the mind and forces one to think and actually analyze what happens. The characters though could have been better developed with especially the villain coming out as an obvious one. The ending climax also whimpers with a love reveal that feels totally unconvincing.
Only the second anime I have ever watched. Have put off watching them before because I thought they would be cute and trite. How wrong I was. Loved everything about it, graphics, complexity of plot, and questioning of personal intrusion even into dreams. Then was devastated to find that Satoshi Kon had died some years previously.
the concept of dreams and reality colliding is super interesting and i really liked it up until the last 30 minutes or so, then it became a bit too trippy for me. i was questioning what i'm watching and how we got to this point. totally understand the obession over Kon's work now though.
It is disarmingly beautiful. However, it is cluttered with the typical nonsense and digression that loses me in Japanese anime and games. Hideo Kojima does it with Metal Gear. One assumes that these directors take their material far more serious than necessary, and that telling their story articulately makes them somewhat less of a genius.
Director Satoshi Kon, who also wrote the script with Seishi Minakami (based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui), presents viewers with a world of dreams. Bright, lively, thrilling dreams. These dreams are being manipulated by a device called the DC Mini, which can help people by manipulating their dreams to, hopefully, cure physical ailments. And that is just the starting point for this weird and wild animated movie.