Mirai (2018) - Animation, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score

18

Watchable

A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

IMDB: 7
Director: Mamoru Hosoda
Stars: Rebecca Hall, Daniel Dae Kim
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 45 found boring (11.11%)

One-line Reviews (22)

the attention to the details is great you can see this in the way things move or when unexpected things like falling happens during anime & music mixed by anime is good too.

The remarkable use of colour during Kun's journeys with his family members make for a stunning display of creativity from the mind of an animator like Hosoda.

Crafted with affection, told with sincerity & exhibiting a childlike simplicity in its presentation, Mamoru Hosoda's latest is another fascinating addition to his canon and is well-deserving of a broader viewership.

This is among the worst, most boring animated films I have ever seen.

Most boring animated film ever .

Fortunately, while I can't say I was all too impressed by the first two acts, the film's final vignette proves a stunning conclusion, finally bringing about the depth of emotion and sense of wonderment that everything before was so disappointingly lacking in.

I enjoyed it.

Before we get into that, however, I will say that Mirai is a fairly enjoyable film right the way through.

His parents let him act how he likes and it's tiresome to watch.

It seemed to me the story a father left home to care for a little boy and his infant sister would write, musing on the weird and yet very recognizable behavior of the boy and raising the babbling baby to the rank of unpredictable natural disaster or even antagonist.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the upcoming Academy Awards, Mirai is a delightfully nostalgic, warm-hearted & wonderfully evocative tale of childhood & parenting that explores coming-of-age elements through the eyes of a little kid who finds a portal that enables him to travel through time into his family's past & future.

It is still a pleasant and enjoyable film throughout, and it's undoubtedly more family-friendly than any of Hosoda's other films, so while it's not perfect, it's definitely still worth the watch.

It drags and the imagination of the boy is confusing, interrupts the pacing and because the boy is so clueless that his behaviour is wrong, him being told the reality of things through imagination of his relatives is not enough to feel any sympathy for him.

The time traveling sequences are dreamy and sometimes a bit slow, but nonetheless enjoyable.

Honestly, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen in my life.

I feel like the middle of the film is dragged too long and that the film could have been shorter or ore interesting in the middle.

It's a coming of age film, where the age is quite small.

There is absolutely nothing to like about the main character, and there is NO STORY ARC.

This character development was poorly done and the supernatural parts were just confusing as hell, there's no explanation or exposition for ANYTHING, he goes on a travel through time then comes back and learns a lesson, rinse and repeat.

The art, moreover, was stunning, and it almost looked like it was an actual live action movie at times and not an anime.

As I said earlier, the film's central theme is a little simplistic compared to what Hosoda has brought in the past, however, come the finale, he finally crafts a scenario that allows the raw emotion and drama of what the story is about, and with an equal improvement in the screenplay's depth, Mirai comes to a stunning and moving conclusion.

I saw this movie last night and having never seen any anime films before I was a little skeptical, but in the end was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.