Movie Review: 5cm Per Second, Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru, Letters from Iwo Jima

5 Centimeters Per Second is an anime movie about a distant love.

This story goes through a chain of 3 stories chronologically as time progresses and is very soft spoken. I could watch this story without the subtitles because not only is the soundtrack a great listen, but the artwork alone is stunning. Like Makoto Shinkai’s other directed piece, Voices of a Distance Star, there isn’t really a prominent climax to the story, yet it’s still captivating. I don’t really have much to say about this movie because it’s short and basically flawless. It gets a bit slow at times, but not necessarily in a bad way since it matches with the pace of the story. Overall, this is a cute but tragic story that isn’t surreal.

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My rating: 9/10
Should you watch it? Yes! It’s an absolutely beautiful anime.

To check out other reviews on 5 centimeters Per Second check out the links below:
Rotten Tomato:
Imdb: 8.4

I don’t really know how to sum this up with my own words, so click >here< to read a summary if you’re interested (it will also link you to the video)!

Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru is a charming Japanese romance. It is a light hearted story that is a bit quirky and not at all corny. The two main characters are lovable and easy going, which made the movie flow smoothly. Unforced and natural, the relationship between the two slowly progresses and comes off realistic. What I enjoyed best about this movie was that there wasn’t any unnecessary drama that made the story annoying. Unlike most other romances, the supporting actors/actresses in this movie weren’t a nuisance but instead created a true college-friendship feel. Although the ending is a bit cliche, it was overall a good movie. This is a light movie with a great cast and a sweet story.

My rating: 7/10
Should you watch it? It’s cute ,quirky and simple romance. If you enjoy those, then yes!

To check out other reviews on Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru check out the links below:
Rotten Tomato:
Imdb: 7.3
Yahoo Ratings: A

Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima is a companion movie to Flags of Our Fathers. It tells the story through the the perspective of a Japanese soldier during WWII.

Letters from Iwo Jima is a captivating movie. I’m not a big fan of long movies or war films but this one kept my attention to the very end. Clint Eastwood does an excellent job in developing the characters and allows the viewers to see these men as emotional people and not simply soldiers, uncovering the humanistic side of war. Another great aspect to this film is that it isn’t bias as it reveals war crimes and the mental state that the Japanese and American soldiers were in. Eastwood shows us the greatest contrast of war mentality with the Japanese and American’s, and that is that the Japanese soldiers are told they will fight until their death, even if it means committing suicide. Some cons to the movie were that the American actors absolutely suck and the Japanese actors didn’t seem to have enough emotion during some of the more intense scenes. The ending was also a bit dry and didn’t seem to fully connect to the strong and bold beginning. Overall though, this is one of my favorite war movies as I watched without leaving my seat.

My rating: 8.5/10
Should you watch it? If you like war movies,this is a must.

To check out other reviews on Letters from Iwo Jima check out the links below:
Rotten Tomato: 91%
Imdb: 8.2
Google: 4.6/5


4 thoughts on “Movie Review: 5cm Per Second, Tada Kimi wo Aishiteru, Letters from Iwo Jima

  1. ooh that anime movie looks super cute. something i would probably definitely enjoy. both movies look good. nice reviews!

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