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I recently watched Summer Wars after buying it on sale at JB Hi-Fi, I honestly don't see what was good about it :/

I'm not saying it isn't good, but Its not any better than any other Movie I've seen.
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It's not like anyone said it was the best movie or animated piece of work ever and if they did, it's a matter of opinion. Just like I don't understand all of the hype for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That show was good, but I didn't find it all that amazing. I can't make you like it if you don't and I can't make you like it any more or less than what you may already think of it, so there is nothing else to say from there.

Personally, I enjoyed Summer Wars a lot and I liked it better than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which was Hosoda's previous work. The theme of a family that the movie projects is what made me enjoy it along with the nice visuals, especially in the world of OZ.
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bsem wrote:

It's not like anyone said it was the best movie or animated piece of work ever and if they did, it's a matter of opinion. Just like I don't understand all of the hype for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That show was good, but I didn't find it all that amazing. I can't make you like it if you don't and I can't make you like it any more or less than what you may already think of it, so there is nothing else to say from there.

Personally, I enjoyed Summer Wars a lot and I liked it better than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which was Hosoda's previous work. The theme of a family that the movie projects is what made me enjoy it along with the nice visuals, especially in the world of OZ.


I'm just saying, Why is it getting all this attention all of the sudden.
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I'm not sure. It could be that it was released earlier this year by a big licensing company like Funimation and that people have been waiting for it to be released since it was out in Japan in 2009. People thought Bandai Entertainment would have went after it like The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which a lot of people including me thought was a good movie as well, but they never did and it put everyone on the waiting game for if the movie was ever going to be released. Funimation grabbed it, put it into a few select theaters across the US, and it was a pretty good success, better than what they thought it was going to be. When people saw it, they probably saw it as a great movie for the family that people from children to adults could enjoy together or alone.
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bsem wrote:

It's not like anyone said it was the best movie or animated piece of work ever and if they did, it's a matter of opinion. Just like I don't understand all of the hype for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That show was good, but I didn't find it all that amazing. I can't make you like it if you don't and I can't make you like it any more or less than what you may already think of it, so there is nothing else to say from there.

Personally, I enjoyed Summer Wars a lot and I liked it better than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which was Hosoda's previous work. The theme of a family that the movie projects is what made me enjoy it along with the nice visuals, especially in the world of OZ.


I'm just saying, Why is it getting all this attention all of the sudden.


Okay, I just watched it again recently, so I'll take another stab at this. When you compare this to other movies and animated shows as a whole, it isn't very special. When you compare it to other anime, that is where it stands out a bit. Anime is just something that doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't think you can take a show/movie with the characters from Bleach and Naruto and get your entire family to watch in its entirety with them being able to enjoy it all. You can try with a show like Hanasaku Iroha that is currently airing on this site, but that might not work, since it just has elements of what a person is/could be going through in their own life that it would be boring and uninteresting. I think this movie has something different going for it in that it appeals to families more so than some other anime shows/films would. It is about a big family with many different personalities and backgrounds all coming together when they really need to no matter what they have done in their lives, to accomplish a task in saving the world from a computer virus. It has a small complexity to it with its technological and mathematical geeky characters, there is a bit of action in the cyber world of OZ, and a bit of possible romance underneath that theme of being a unit/family. In that respect it could be similar to a Pixar or Ghibli film, but it is obviously not on the same level as some of those respective films in those catalogs.

I know the concept of the movie has been done before in the Digimon movie, but that movie is about kids saving the world versus this one being about a family, so this movie has a better chance of reaching a wider audience.
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bsem wrote:


RasumuZ wrote:


bsem wrote:

It's not like anyone said it was the best movie or animated piece of work ever and if they did, it's a matter of opinion. Just like I don't understand all of the hype for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. That show was good, but I didn't find it all that amazing. I can't make you like it if you don't and I can't make you like it any more or less than what you may already think of it, so there is nothing else to say from there.

Personally, I enjoyed Summer Wars a lot and I liked it better than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, which was Hosoda's previous work. The theme of a family that the movie projects is what made me enjoy it along with the nice visuals, especially in the world of OZ.


I'm just saying, Why is it getting all this attention all of the sudden.


Okay, I just watched it again recently, so I'll take another stab at this. When you compare this to other movies and animated shows as a whole, it isn't very special. When you compare it to other anime, that is where it stands out a bit. Anime is just something that doesn't appeal to everyone. I don't think you can take a show/movie with the characters from Bleach and Naruto and get your entire family to watch in its entirety with them being able to enjoy it all. You can try with a show like Hanasaku Iroha that is currently airing on this site, but that might not work, since it just has elements of what a person is/could be going through in their own life that it would be boring and uninteresting. I think this movie has something different going for it in that it appeals to families more so than some other anime shows/films would. It is about a big family with many different personalities and backgrounds all coming together when they really need to no matter what they have done in their lives, to accomplish a task in saving the world from a computer virus. It has a small complexity to it with its technological and mathematical geeky characters, there is a bit of action in the cyber world of OZ, and a bit of possible romance underneath that theme of being a unit/family. In that respect it could be similar to a Pixar or Ghibli film, but it is obviously not on the same level as some of those respective films in those catalogs.

I know the concept of the movie has been done before in the Digimon movie, but that movie is about kids saving the world versus this one being about a family, so this movie has a better chance of reaching a wider audience.


Totally Agreed in terms of being compared to other Anime, I suppose another thing that would make it stand out would be that even though it's simple movie it has alot of scenes and concepts that have really deep meaning.
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