3.5, probably 4. Edits, cuts, go to unexpected places. Except for all those scenes that revel way too much in the image of beaten young women. Anyway, I usually don't like montages this flashy in modern drama (as opposed to say, and experimental film). Personal taste def. pushing against high esteem I have for the way this was put together. Hate it when that happens!
yo i'm a sucker for animated movies and let alone a psychological thriller animated movie. lots of unexpected stuff, really cool shots and little technical things that made me happy. the ending was a little weird and awkward but yknow who cares. would watch again tbh
A pretty great feminist movie, and unbelievably disturbing. Aside from the frank eye gougings and penis stabbings, it paints an effective picture of the way we force women to fragment along the lines of public and private personae. This didn't even need to be about celebrity or fame, necessarily. Kon was also the master of fantastically Rorschach storytelling.
I love the way Satoshi Kon bring madness, crazyness, chaostic to his anime. The way he merge the world in mind and reality. The art style, he used shadow a lot in the scenes and charater faces to make it more sharpness. He made it more mature and that's how crazyness come from them.
A dark study of pop culture's place in the media, and where reality and fiction play with each other in dark corners. I still don't like the style of animes or their voice actors, but here the use of identity is thoughtful and the final minutes are excellent. Worth the watch, although I don't understand all the hype.