桜 & 恋

Sunday, August 19, 2007

FAce rEaLity buT dOn’t gIvE In tO DestiNy~

Right after catching ‘The Girl who leapt through time’& ‘Paprika’ over at Cathay, the next animated movie that I looking forward to is ‘Brave Story’. Catch it today with the anime guru-s-> Mel and John.

It natural that one will expect much from ‘Brave Story’ after-all is by GONZO studio but sadly

1) The storyline is pretty straight forward,
2) predictable
3) nothing fresh
4) revolved round those cliché themes
5) loop holes here and there

Well, at the very least you identify the character/s and walks with him/them till the end of journey unlike the abstract ‘Paprika’ which made me goes bonker.

I do agree with 1 reviewer mentioned over the net; the music really stood out throughout the entire show. The scores blend into the show so perfectly, magnifying the emotions of character, the tensions felt, in short ‘connecting you with the pace and feelings of the anime’.

Like a typical RPG game, where the lead hero fell into some unknown realm and with a mission. His goal is to find the Goddess of fortune who will grant him 1 and only wish (to have his family reunited) but with a stipulation- to collect 5 gemstones. In the midst of adventure he meets some companions and of course those monsters ‘yet to be slay’.

At first I felt the gemstones are all lays conveniently on the floor for him to pick up. The scenes where he located those gemstones are all so coincidence, like of all monsters, he happily killed this particular 1 and found 1 gem, killed a wizard and retrieved a gem from him when he unknowing lift his sword to reflect his lighting ball attack.
Then I thought, ah, there’s 1 lady guiding him throughout the journey thus his went well smoothly. A pretty convenient way for the director to enable him locates those gems?


I thing I can draw across from the girl who guided him. Beware of those people who treats you especially well as they may have ulterior motive. Of course there are those unconditional one of which I’d received =]

Those cliché themes
- Are you willing to sacrifice others to get what you want? (like Mitsuru who can do everything to achieve his goal? He did destroy a whole village to locate those gems, but all these are simply because like Wataru, he wants his family back. The fact he is blinded by the pain of losing his family & the desire to bring them back, made him chose the wrong path. But then again I can’t decide what’s right or wrong for others, when there’s right there’s wrong.
*sidetrack- he want his family back solely to heal his pain & lost?

*After-wall he is in another dimension, and those people are not earthling thus he had the ‘right’ to do anything to them? I mean when in other dimension those people are maybe just a ‘imagination/ dream of us’, thus are ‘unreal’, but again who is in the ‘real’ dimension? In short, whatever you do in which ever parallel reflects who you are on your dimension. (K THIS IS TOTALLY CRAP, IF U ARE ABLE TO READ TILL HERE, IT DOES REFLECT A HIGH ENDURANCE LVL YOU HAD)

- When there’s fortune, there’s is misfortune or when there’s happiness, there’s sadness

1) Why there is war with ilden
2) How Mitsuru and Aya survive etc

Those little things like the blue pink yellow fluffy birides really made the movie fun to watch! =]

*_*_*_*_* (conclusion, tons to write but want to sleep)

The best part of movie is when Wataru able to accept himself instead of fighting his sadness, his lost, letting it go and move on. As the saying goes your greatest enemy is yourself. You don’t fight it but accept it. Misuru on the other hand, was defeated by himself as he can’t accept it. Lastly, face reality but don’t give in to destiny!

Take care

And YUI was voted as 1 of the most fav J-pop artiste in, behind Ai Ostuka, grumble. I was all the while pretty against Ai Ostuku as she is deem by me as YUI most ‘prominent’ competitor thus I don’t bother about her music and stuff but when I chanced upon ‘Planetarium’ by her, I was like wow! Soothing vocal like YUI, BUT not as bright and clear as YUI. Bleh~ I always see the beauty in things I like and choose to see only the flaws of others who maybe at the same level as the thing I like (if u get what I meant). . .

juz bought a pair of aidzer, and uncle was commenting why buy such a gd running shoe when u run like a duck? was like oh! i train hard then. . .


  • wa, remind me agn tat a casual n unpolished remark does affect a person. tat's y dnt pass comments like 'u r stupid, u r useless' to tear dwn a child- wif tat i apologise n take back my loose words. aiya u knw i m joking, wat i really meant was u cud get another cheaper 1s which olso cater to ur need.. well, make gd use of it.

    By Anonymous uncle, At 11:09 AM  

  • @uncle

    @__@ ?___? ?____?

    By Blogger kai, At 5:11 PM  

  • There are some things that one would give everything and anything up for... Some things that are just so important and dear that one will do anything for... It was quite a predictable story... but i guess i could empathize... almost see myself in the one who kills himself... There're times when i wish i could just defeat this beast in me... smother the flames that endlessly eat at my soul... But they are simply... me... I guess that little part of the show touched me as well...

    aww... even uncle thinks you're a child... He's reflecting on how a simple remark actually left such a deep impression in ya lol Hope you didn't cost him too dearly with those branded sneakers of yours... ;o

    P.S. hope to get the chance to jog with ya again =D

    By Anonymous Aishikawa, At 7:56 PM  

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