A Different, Controversial Perspective to Grave of the Fireflies

Topic started by Dream on May 20, 2012. Last post by Sonata 2 years, 1 month ago.
Post by Dream (7,093 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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To those not familiar with Bennett the Sage, he is a member of the That Guy with the Glasses site who often does satirical reviews to video games and older anime titles. For his recent anime review, he did an episode for Grave of the Fireflieswhere he ditches the usual satire of his anime reviews and offers up his personal thoughts of the anime where he is critical of it and interprets the message of the movie as something entirely different and possibly controversial because of the movie's director, Isao Takahata, and real-life concerns with the Japanese youth population during the time period in which the film was made.

Sage is welcome to his opinion, so don't be too heated if this is a favorite film of yours and your interpretation of the film's intended themes are different from his. But what are your thoughts of his criticisms and views of the movie?

Post by Sonata (35,097 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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I think he had a couple good points. At I did feel as though some of the emotional aspect was forced. But still I enjoyed the movie.
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