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And it's too bad because this guy has been called the future of anime. To me he seems more like the past. This has all the clichés you'd come to expect: over-the-top expressions, ridiculously insecure teenagers and stock characters, lots of rumpus over nothing, no real turns or twists or innovative narrative mechanics. All the stuff that reinforces the stereotype that anime is just for kids and teenagers.
Sure, it's gorgeous to look at, but even in that aspect it is lacking: there's no real personality here, just borrowed stuff and millions of tiny details created with expensive computer work. And you know, any dummy can create big things with a big budget. Michael Bay can.
Well, maybe Hosoda is just stuck with an uninteresting screenwriter. And he hasn't put out much stuff yet, after the Digimon movies. But somehow I think he should know better. There is nothing of his own here.
Times like these, I really miss Satoshi Kon.
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