My letterboxd is for sharing random thoughts on movies I love. I write full reviews on my blog: rambilngfilm.blogspot.com
Part of me feels bad for not liking this more because it was all the young people in the studio who made this film possible, but man...just let the boys be together, Ghibli! The only way this could've ended on a positive note was with Taku and Yutaka confessing their love for each other.
This film upset me. The content of course is upsetting. Starving and dying children is heartbreaking, but this doc seems like it would rather just gawk at the children's (and their family's) pain rather than provide more context to the situation. It does nothing to paint a picture so to speak on the crisis in Yemen. Why are they at war? Why are all these children developing gluten allergies? Why does aid have trouble getting in? They don't even tell us anything about the medical professionals we follow aside from their names. They did the bare minimum.
So here's the thing. This movie is bad...but I enjoyed myself. I wanted awesome gory fights and that's what I received. I was entertained. But actually judging the film? The acting is pretty atrocious across the board, the editing was really shoddy and overall I don't think the film did a very good job at explaining the lore to people who aren't familiar with the video game.
And we can all agree that guy that played Kano just watched a bunch of Ozzy Man videos on youtube to prepare for this, right?