1. "I really loved this film...." In response to Reply # 0 Tue Apr-11-17 09:28 AM by rorschach
I finally sat down to watch it since several critics/blogs hyped it up so much.
The hype was definitely justified.
I don't know exactly how I feel about most of the movie since I just watched it but I'm definitely going to give it a couple more viewings. There's a lot to the film, especially regarding the dynamics of the body swapping that I'd like to go over. I really liked that both Taki and Mitsuha (sp?) developed a level of empathy for one another that wouldn't have been possible otherwise as the film progresses.
Part of me wishes this was a limited series instead of a film because I would've loved to see a longer, deeper take on what happened especially earlier on. ---------------------------------------
this paragraph in particular, since i'm a big Murakami fan.
"Midway through, moreover, “Your Name” takes a surprising turn. Its frivolity is interrupted by a great Something that cleaves the protagonists’ lives into “before” and “after,” in a way that anyone who has lived through a 9/11 or a Fukushima will understand. Eventually, the movie becomes a metaphysical love story steeped in Shinto cosmology—“Interstellar,” if that film had been written by Haruki Murakami, perhaps, instead of Christopher Nolan."
2. "Watched it on a flight headed to Japan last year" In response to Reply # 0
Loved it. Beautiful story and fun as well. I just watched it again this past weekend on the big screen and man it was lovely. That foliage was just jaw dropping. I teared up when I saw it the first time. People should definitely check this out if they can.