I want one of those little tv's with a VHS player again.
Everything at hyper anime pacing. Felt like low & high budget at the same time. Surprisingly liked it a lot when it seemed like they stole inserts & action shots with cell-phone cameras every now and again.
Especially the attacks had flickers of watching at least a semi-fresh take things, and that's a lot for one of the most worn-out movie monsters out there. Makes a lot of sense that this is from the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion!
Beautiful-humane and poetic. The narrative is simple yet effective; the film shines in its stylization.
Wonderful exercises in spartan cinematography: almost every scene plays out within a single camera set-up, allowing the viewer to wander around in the image.
The scene where Nami continues to pour her heart out on the phone even after being disconnected is as potent a heartbreak scene as you'll ever see.
Also, it's softcore porn. So. There's that.