So I literally just came back home from watching this movie and I really don’t know what to say about it. I guess I’m just happy to support Japanese Animation films within Toronto on the big screens. I’m sort of confused but at the same time I know what I watched was very well done. The only thing about it is that my mind cannot comprehend some of the things that went down. The movie is trippy, it’s almost as if the directors and producers were on drugs and decided to make a movie. If you’ve ever seen “Across the Universe” it definitely has the same feeling to it.
So without further ado lets rate this.
The original sound track from Claris is back and they even went ahead and added another one. I love Claris and they did a great job with the sound for this movie. I have to say that if anything, this was the least confusing part of the movie.
Sometimes I feel like I was being hypnotized to like this movie. I feel like the animation and the art was kept the same from the series. It was really quite something else to watch. It wasn’t like the art was astonishingly good but I feel like the animations are done in this format because of the dream-like state the anime takes place in. You really have to have an open mind and an open concept to really accept everything that’s going around.
The reason why I give this a ?/10 is because I really don’t know how to rate this plot. This plot was purposefully deep and intricate and I feel like that my dumb-mind can’t even accept what was going on through the movie. I think maybe next time I watch it I will grab my Madoka magica addicted friend to explain everything to me because I think most of it really flew over my head. There were times in this movie where I thought I understood everything but in the end I was still going ??????
Character Development ?/10
For the same reasons as the plot, this definitely is a question mark. I really don’t know if it was good or bad. I can only tell you that there was a lot of character development and it all just went over my head. They expanded on the characters within the series and they even put little hints and eastereggs for the series watchers to remind themselves of the series but I really don’t know the explanation for the whole series.
As an overall rating I will give this a 7/10 just because I don’t know if it was good or bad. It’s not like I didn’t like it, it’s just that a lot of it was confusing for me. For me to Justly give this anime a good rating I think someone needs to explain this anime to me.
I know there are thousands upon thousands of Madoka fans out there. Maybe it’s just me and my friends who were a bit confused and maybe we aren’t just hardcore enough but I definitely know that this stuff was hard to understand. You probably have to be able to decipher this anime in order to extremely like it like the thousands of fans who gave it a 10 on MAL.
I know a lot of you guys won’t be able to watch it until the Blu-ray disks come out in Japan. I just hope you guys enjoy it!