Film Review : 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

IMDB Score : 7.8
RT Score : 100% but only on two reviews

Holy shit was this a beautiful looking film. I mean really, just look at the cover of the film. Even though it wasn’t hand drawn like all of Miyazaki’s films it is still just a gorgeous piece of work evidenced by the pictures I’ll show at the end of this review. The film is told through three short stories although the last one only lasts a couple of minutes. We follow the main protagonist as he tries to deal with his emotions in the most melodramatic way but I’ve come to learn this is a normal thing when dealing with anime from the little I’ve seen of the genre. I’m trying to get into it but I just can’t get past much without losing interest. The fact that this movie is amazingly beautiful to look at is a HUGE plus and was the driving factor for me finishing the movie. Hayao Miyazaki is the huge exception as I absolutely adore all of his films but I’m not the only one who thinks this. I’d say check this out one day or any of the other films from this director because they all seem like they’re crafted in the same way which is just a wonderful looking Japanese soap about love and the fact that Japanese males are sensitive and sheltered. That was a bit harsh. It wasn’t that bad.

3/5



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3 thoughts on “Film Review : 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

  1. This is a beautiful movie, to the extent that it’d almost be cooler to own an artbook than a blu-ray. There are quite a few non-angsty drama anime, but they’re ones that have to be hunted for (the best one I’ve seen is Usagi Drop).

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