I think it is really distasteful to make what essentially is an action movie based on stories of child abuse and suffering. Creating suspense, fight and chase scenes out of what is supposed to be a true story is execrable.
The mere concept of the film is absurd. If he really wanted to show the reality of the problem he should’ve made a documentary. We didn’t need a movie to tell us that child trafficking is bad. In the end,…
The animation here was truly beautiful, I really like the direction where mainstream animation movies is going, but the plot was lacking in my opinion :(
It was implied multiple times at the beggining of the film that it was going to be about Ember learning to connect with her community, but it turned out being about living your life doing what you want, not what others would like you to do, which is a story that we’ve heard a million times. I’m not a fan of how Ember’s personality change (improvement) was completely attributed to Wade. I don’t know what the intended message was there.
There's something about overly optimistic and energetic people that I dislike. Either in real life or in movies I can't help but think that they're faking it. I'm mostly talking about Ethan Hawke's character, it's so shallow and boring.
Sure, every interaction at first is somewhat fake; being nice is the socially accepted default setting. And maybe Before Sunrise really does present glimpses of sincerity between the quirkiness and little games. But it's all just so shallow. Besides the kissing…
Idk about this one. For a film against unnecessary complexity in academic writing and against people who boast their knowledge in theory but do nothing of praxis, it seems to me like it's doing exactly what it is criticizing. Because this is as academically obscure as it gets.