Carolyn & I watched another movie last night (the 56th of the year).
I think it damn well may be the best I’ve seen this year.
80% of people on IMDB gave it a 9 or a 10! (50% gave it a 10. That’s unheard of.)
Definitely the most unique movie I have seen in a very long time.
It is called “Mind Game’.
IMDB the plot and style at: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452039/combined
It’s an anime that just won Japan’s most prestigous award for animated films
(which no one in america, including myself, has ever heard of).
IT’S NOT YOUR TYPICAL ANIME. AS IN, IT’S GOOD.
And even compared to other good anime, like Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, or even Cowboy Bebop — I think it BLOWS THEM THE FUCK AWAY.
The animation is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. (and not a cgi-fest, not at ALL)
The plot is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
The emotion leaves you feeling refreshed and optimistic.
It’s trippy as hell and I wish I could smoke Timothy Leary’s ashes while watching this.
There’s really nothing bad about it at all, except the end is very slightly tedious, and they make no attempt to be realistic (which I view as an asset, not a flaw).
You wont see this on DVD in america anytime soon, but JAP-DVDs are going for $50.
Not worth it.
So……. um….. Find it another way.
I wouldn’t go through this much work if it wasn’t mind-blowingly good.