Movie Review: Rainbow Song & Summer Time Machine Blues

So…even though it was finals week, I watched a whole bunch of movies! It was a good excuse to not study I suppose. Now that I am finally on summer vacation, I will probably overwhelm everyone with how many blogs I put out until I have to leave on my trips! well here are 2 movie reviews! Actually..there should be 3. I was going to review Stardust , but these reviews already took me way too long lol..plus you can find TONS of reviews for Stardust if you look them up, unlike these 2 movies below! Please look forward to a bunch more reviews coming up though!

Ooo 2 weeks and I’m flying out to Vietnam and Thailand, how rad is that??

NO SPOILERS! – I’ll never write spoilers…why? because I HATEEE reading spoilers..whenever I read a review that has spoilers, I get pretty upset.. lol so I’ll try my best not to write them =D

Niji no Megami 虹の女神 (Rainbow Song)

Synopsis:

As best friends, Tomoya Kishida (Hayato Ichihara) and Aoi Sato (Juri Ueno) are students of a film club and although they both love each other, neither has the courage to confess. Tomoya Kishida finds out later that Aoi Sato dies in a plane crash while going to pursue her dream in the film industry. Rainbow Song tells is a reminiscent movie about a love story that never had.

Review:

Rainbow Song is a pretty sad movie to watch, but at the same time, I think it’s a story that many people could relate to, especially since confessing your love for someone will never be an easy task. Ueno Juri and Hayato Ichihara were great picks for their roles. Not only are they unique actors that each have their own styles, but they’re both very convincing in this role. Although there were some really good laughs in this movie, especially at the beginning when Tomoya Kishida was being a stalker, it turns into a pretty mellow movie. The downside? I thought there was a lot of unnecessary side stories that could be left out. Overall, it’s a story thats heartbreaking and very realistic. I found myself having mixed reviews about this one, but in the end I did like it, especially how it was filmed.

My rating: 7/10
Should you watch it? Although I didn’t like this movie as much as when I watched it, I would recommend it. The more I think about it, the more I like it. Don’t watch this expecting flare though, it’s pretty calm.

To check out other reviews on Rainbow Song check out the links below:
Lunaparks– Editor & user ratings: 7/10
Imdb: 7.3/10
Yahoo: B+

Sama Taimumashin Burusu サマータイムマシンブルース (Summer Time Machine Blues)

Synopsis:

Summer Time Machine Blues revolves around 5 guys in the sci-fi club and 2 girls in the photography club during the summer. Both clubs share the club house and after fooling around 1 day, coca-cola ends up spilling all over the air conditioners remote control. A time machine ends up appearing out of now where, and in order to save their summer days from the unbearable heat, they set out to rescue the remote control by traveling back in time!

Review:

This is a entertaining movie that really makes your mind work. It’s not GREAT but really well thought out. The concept of time travel is confusing enough as it is and this movie took it to its limit! The director and writer of this movie are brilliant! There is also an excellent twist of love in the movie that although is predictable, it wasn’t too corny. Cons? I found myself getting really frustrated throughout the movie; we all understand that if you change something in the past, it would of course, change the future right?? well, some of the characters in the movie just didn’t seem to understand this concept until it was slapped across their face. Overall, it was an OK movie, but I liked it a lot because of how well it was made.

My rating: 6.5/10
Should you watch it? It’s definitely interesting, but not GREAT. I wouldn’t say you had to rush out and see this, but if you have the time, try it out.

To check out other reviews on Summer Time Machine Blues check out the links below:
Asian Movie Reviews: 8/10
Imdb: 7.8/10

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Movie Review: Rainbow Song & Summer Time Machine Blues

  1. speak of the devil. tonight a cable tv here is gonna play rainbow song but i can’t watch it since i didn’t subscribe to that channel.

  2. Sam

    Hey,

    hope the review helped you, I actually thought summer time machine blues was too funny to miss,lol, the humor is quite different from what you see in other movies today, so i thought that was pretty fresh.

    Your review on Niji no Megami sounds pretty good, think i might watch it over the summer, although i sometimes find Hayato Ichihara’s acting a bit too exaggerated at certain points, hope its not too bad in this.

  3. Anthony

    lol, i downloaded summer time machine blues, but never got to watch it because it started off kinda slow. but i will probably consider it now.

  4. Linh

    remember that your june 24th is mine.

  5. Jfo

    renaye: o well, it’s not like the BESTTTT movie in the world. It’s a good watch but nothing that is too tragic to miss haha

    Sam: yea! it was really helpful! lol I think most pple enjoyed Summer Time Machine Blues much more than I did. It’s not that I didn’t like it though, I did find it hilarious as well =D

    Anthony: You download a lot of movies! Let’s do a movie night!

    Linh: Hahah…june 24th is kind pushing it though, don’t you think!?

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