The Avengers: Infinity War movie experience

 

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Well then. This post is going to be a little different for the very obvious reason that this is not about anime. Well, if you are here expecting anime, I don’t know how you missed the title but yea, not happening.

Now, I will split this post into 2 parts. The first part will be my general impressions on the movie as well as the experience I had, without any spoilers, and the second part will be my thoughts and my own analysis for the future, which contains spoilers.

Now then, let’s talk about the experience I had with the movie.

Generally speaking, it was an amazingly entertaining movie. The cast is very deep and diverse, since they are all from well-known Marvel franchises themselves, and the plot is quite interesting this time around, obviously. With the buildup to this particular movie from all the previous Marvel movies, the hype surrounding it was immense. And it sort of lived up to the hype, I have to say. It’s a tall order, but they managed to do it.

The cinemas were completely busted. My friends and I were only able to secure front seats, despite booking in advance, and at quite a late timeslot. My neck didn’t quite enjoy the torture, but at least it made up for it with quality.

The crowd reactions were to be expected. Laughs during comedic moments, complete and utter silence for tense ones. The kid beside me even forgot to chew on his popcorn for a moment there. As the movie ended, the general consensus of just about everyone in the theatre is probably to give a middle finger for the huge cliffhanger.

As for me…well, I had already known that the movie would be a 2 part or 3 part, so I was fully expecting a cliffhanger. Seriously, everyone else including my friends are just idiots who don’t know how to research the most basic things…

The after credits scene was just basically an extension to the movie in a way.

Overall, it was very enjoyable, feast for the eyes and ears, and you will probably even forget that you are freezing in your seat with how cold they blast the cinema air-conditioners. You are dead in my eyes, whomever controls the temperature.

Definitely worth the watch. This is a solid 10/10 from me, my money was well spent, and yea, this was a great night.

 

WARNING. SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE YET TO WATCH THE MOVIE.


Now, for those of you who have already seen the movie, I have to ask you this: “…were you ready for the destruction?”

I myself have not exactly expect destruction on this level. Well, actually, I’m more surprised by the absence of basically my favourite hero–Antman. But well, stuff happens I suppose… Either way, yup, the destruction is preeeeetty big.

2 good news though. Well, they can be combined into 1, really. Doctor Strange will almost definitely come back to life, since his sequel movie is all but confirmed, and his behavior throughout suggests that this is still all part of his plan…as well as the Guardians of the Galaxy, since they also have a sequel movie confirmed. That means the possibilities of other heroes that disintegrated being alive by the end is not as slim or non-existent as you think. Either way, don’t grieve too early yet.

Also, although the official explanation for Antman’s disappearance is that he was under house arrest, I myself personally think that the No.1 reason why he isn’t used in the movie is because of simply how overpowered he would be against Thanos.
Think about it for a moment. Antman can basically get to Thanos undetected, then destroy(or take off) his gauntlet(with help from the other heroes, of course) before he could do anything about it(or he can restrain Thanos). If that were to happen, Thanos would have been just a tad too easy to beat, and wouldn’t have this movie happen. So yup, to make sure the plot doesn’t get too stupid and giving Thanos plot armour against Antman, they made sure Antman didn’t appear.

That was just some of my personal thoughts. Oh, and, as for the symbol at the end, apparently it means Captain Marvel is coming or something. I don’t know.

What were you own thoughts on the movie and the upcoming sequels?

The Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower movie experience: Slightly confusing but still the same Fate quality

Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – I.Presage Flower

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MAL link: https://myanimelist.net/anime/25537/Fate_stay_night_Movie__Heavens_Feel_-_I_Presage_Flower

Introduction


So, after watching the No Game No Life:Zero movie finally, another anime movie approached. It was the latest entry into the Fate series: Fate/stay night Movie: Heaven’s Feel – I. Presage Flower, part 1 of 3 movies that will adapt the last route in the Fate/stay night visual novel. Being the last route available for people to see, many that have played the visual novel have heavily hyped up this movie and the route in particular, stating that it is the best route in Fate/stay night, and that this would be a fantastic movie. Before we go into details about my movie experience though, I gotta say that I quite literally marathoned the entire Fate franchise(with the exclusion of the 2006 Studio Deen adaptation) just the day before I watched the movie. Well, the schedule was tight since I wanted to watch with friends, so I had 1 day and a half to finish Fate/Zero, Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works and their season 2s respectively(I had already watched Fate/Zero’s first season though). It was a hell of a marathon and I really enjoyed it. Both of them were respectable anime in their own right and I’ll probably write posts on them sometime but let’s just skip over the details for now. After quite literally finishing all I need to watch 2 hours before the movie was going to show, I was prepared. And here’s what I got out of the movie:

 


Ratings


Art: 10/10

Prestine Fate quality arts, character design, and all round. It’s basically the same as Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works, so there really isn’t anything to critique here. If I really have to comment though, there is definitely a step up even from Unlimited Blade Works as the animations were even smoother and the art looks even better.

 

Sound: 8/10

So… the movie cinema was preeeetty bad this time I suppose, or should I say the crowd that went to watch this time. There were slight murmuring throughout the movie and people talking. Some people really don’t have movie etiquette and it kinda made it hard to concentrate on the sounds part. At the same time, the music and voice acting definitely isn’t bad.

 

Story: 8/10

Compared to the other stories and other routes in Fate/stay night, this was definitely one of the more confusing. There were a lot of new things that was not in the previous routes and wasn’t present in Fate/Zero either, and made it fascinating but at the same time that much more confusing to watch, since you quite literally don’t know what’s happening and why that’s happening. It was definitely not newbie friendly either and definitely should NOT be the entry anime to the Fate series, as you would literally not know a single thing of what’s going on if you didn’t watch Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works first since they skip past most of the repetitive explanations and focused on what separates this route apart from the rest instead. However, if you have context, you definitely can enjoy this movie and the plot is of course, Fate quality great. I pretty much liked it myself and I would like to see more.

 

Comedy: 9/10

It was great. The movie had several funny moments when there should be, and everyone in the cinema enjoyed it. Hey, guy in front. I know it’s really funny, but you don’t have to laugh so loud you know? In particular, the return of the Yorokobe Shounen scene from Unlimited Blade Works caused most to at least snigger.

 

Tension & Darkness: 10/10

This route is clearly the most dark and sinister in all of the routes, with so many bad premonitions given to us so far, as well as many events that have not happened before suddenly happen, and those are not exactly nice events. Throughout the movie, with the exception of the pretty boring needed introductions(which was relatively the same as Unlimited Blade Works), was really tense and I could feel myself very drawn into the movie. The atmosphere was great and one that you would expect from a Fate series, only more.

 

Overall: 9/10

Because this particular route is split into 3 different movies, this first part has mostly been setting up and building the plot before the climax. As such, there is much left to be desired, however, it is still good in its own right.

 


Endwords


Having watched the movie right after a Fate marathon, I can now safely say I am a fan of the Fate series now. It has been a great journey and now that I’ve invested into part 1, I definitely can’t miss part 2 and part 3 now. Well, that is not to say that I wouldn’t watch it if it wasn’t split apart either, it was still very enjoyable to watch and I recommend anyone who has watched Fate/stay night Unlimited Blade Works to go and watch this movie. Great job, ufotable, for another great addition to the Fate series.

 

BONUS: the poster I got.(now on my wall, of course)

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I still really suck at photography so don’t mind the really bad quality… Actually, do mind. I’m sorry.

Hisakaki’s 5 Minute Reviews No. 1

 

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So recently, I started working at a cinema (hence the lack of content from me anywhere >_> ) . One of the tasks that I sometimes have to do is check screens for multiple reasons. However, it allows me to see quite a lot of the film in parts, so I thought, “Why don’t I make first impressions based off the bits of films that I have seen?”

Today I have chosen to try these movies: Emoji Movie, Annabelle 2, and Despicable Me 3. Continue reading “Hisakaki’s 5 Minute Reviews No. 1”

Regarding Koe no Katachi afterthoughts.

This will be a short announcement about my upcoming Koe no Katachi afterthoughts. Due to how my feelings are a bit all over the place for Koe no Katachi, I went and thought about how exactly I want this to be done. After much thinking, I have decided. I will be doing the afterthoughts in 4 parts.

The first 3 parts will each be a semi-discussion about the three different topics that Koe no Katachi has displayed: bullying and getting bullied, disabilities and illnesses, self-confidence, social acceptance and friends. It will be mostly me talking about the content displayed by Koe no Katachi with regards to each topic and how it relates to me personally and emotionally. As such, there will be spoilers and personal experiences inside, and if you don’t want either one of those, you don’t have to read it.

The last part will be the actual afterthoughts, with minimum spoilers and without the content discussed previous, and will just be on Koe no Katachi as an anime itself.

And there you have it. Hope you enjoy what will come up 🙂

I would also like to once again thank the support given to me as well as the comments on the posts I have made. It shows that some people out there actually enjoyed my content. Thank you all!

-Plyasm

Koe no Katachi is amazing.

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DISCLAIMER: This will be short version of my thoughts on Koe no Katachi, as I am writing this right after I watched the movie, just to get some of my feelings out. A longer version will be up after I get my feelings together and have enough time to write. 


So… where do I begin. Basically, this movie was amazing. It perfectly portrays something that is present in real life:bullying. The act of bullying is not something to be proud of, and the victims go through many suffering. We get to see the sufferings as well as how the people recover from them, with a twist. Without any spoilers, this is all I can tell you, but I can safely say that this definitely hits home in terms of feels. I won’t be able to write this out now, so I can’t explain, but I will do so in the long post after I collect my thoughts together. To end off this very very brief review, I will just put it in terms of ratings to make it much less messy to read and more understandable. Continue reading “Koe no Katachi is amazing.”