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Monk Deode

Joined : 2010-07-29
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PostSubject: Summer Wars   Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:01 pm

Saw this last night for the weekly movie night my buddies and I have. Fantastic piece of anime that I would say could even rival some of Hayao Miyazaki's work. Basic premise is a High School student has a job running maintenance on a social networking application that integrates all facets of life in the not to distant future called OZ. Basically take Facebook, Amazon and Google, smash them all together and then integrate into those all local government and city infrastructure and you have OZ. In the course of this job however, he is asked to take a second job working for the "popular girl" at the High School while she visits her the Head of her Clan (Grandmother) on her 90th birthday.

Anyways, without spoiling any more of the plot, the movie does a terrific job of jumping between the virtual world of OZ and reality in some rather humorous ways and the art style is perfect for it. As a techie a few of the plot points irked me, but the over all awesomeness of the film was enough to get me to forgive those small pangs. Nothing bad as "Eagle Eye", but enough to make me go... "You know... that isn't really how technology works..."

All in all a fantastic film which ties virtual words, social gaming, old family values, traditional Japanese values and some pretty awesome action scenes together into a heart warming, humorous and occasionally exciting work of art.

For those that don't mind having plot spoiled, check out the wiki for it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Wars
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Monk Deode

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PostSubject: Re: Summer Wars   Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:05 pm

Whoops. Should of checked earlier posts. I missed Asmiro's Post recommending the same. Anyways, everything he said + what I said means you should really check this out. ;)
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Soten Enki

Joined : 2009-06-18
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PostSubject: Re: Summer Wars   Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:47 pm

Yeah It is a great movie. Very worth watching. Funny and entertaining.


"There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight? Awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no, the person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him; he does the thing he ought not to do; and often it catches the expert out and ends him on the spot."  -Mark Twain
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