Film plebeian, anime weebian.
Watched this on RedLetterMedia's recommendation and was very, very satisfied. I remember quite liking Derrick Comedy's MYSTERY TEAM, another film with the premise of "former kid detectives having to solve a murder," except where that film was more of a straight comedy, THE KID DETECTIVE goes in a much darker direction. There are some great gags and particularly funny moments, but part of the joke seems to be in the contrast between how comedic the premise is and how seriously…
Before I get into the good, there's a dumb twist near the end involving a robot that feels so schlocky and contrived that it deflates what is up to that point, and becomes again immediately after, a very tense finale. Was the cheap "got ya!" moment really worth it?
For as much as I love HALLOWEEN and the franchise as a whole, warts and all, I can't believe it's taken me this long to sit down and watch the franchise…
Trigger, I think we need to go on a break.
Now, I love the studio's punk-like, devil-may-care attitude. It was so cool to see an upstart animation studio so flagrantly try to play by its own rules, especially a studio with that Gainax pedigree. But over time I've come to realize it's less that I like what the studio has actually made, and more that I just like the attitude of the studio itself. I loved the original Little Witch…
Aka "The Fault In Your Pancreas."
In which all the Elliot Rodger-looking protag needs is a terminally ill manic pixie dream girl to teach him that talking to other people can, in fact, be a good thing to do.
In which characters explain their personalities and foibles to each other with the same awareness as the omniscient screenwriter.
In which there isn't an ending so much as a series of endings; you're not even safe once the credits start rolling.…