A hoot of a live-action adaptation of the video game that blends teenage angst, all-over-the-place and nonsensical imagination with a wacky Japanese manga spirit and rock music courtesy Nigel Godrich anf Beck. Great cast, great direction - director Edward Wright being British may explain the unique tone of this film.
Overdirected, which works really well in the fight scenes but feels excessive in the one on one interactions, especially at the beginning. I have my reservations with the self-awareness of the writing, but I'd be lying if I say I didn't laugh once. Many of the oneliners and jokes were hilarious. The two leads were just okay, thankfully, the fantastic supporting players stole the whole show. Loved the visual effects.
While not piercing as deeply as the comic book it also skips a lot of ridiulous shit in there as well. To the credit of the film. It takes what's great about the comic and distills it into the greatest love story of the 10's thus far. And I don't think it will be exeeded.
Really fun to watch and aesthetically pleasing, but I did feel like I had just been through a bit more complex version of a youtube videogame walkthrough. Nevertheless, there's a clear intention of lightness in the film, paired with smart remarks and pretty good depictions of life in early 20's