ram’s review published on Letterboxd:
After kimi no nawa, i didnt want to have anything more to do with makoto shinkai. Sure, his animation and cinematography are spot on but his plots are not my cup of tea. I just wanted to give him another chance with weathering with you--- to my disappointment. Im just not his target audience.
1. The score is off-putting (does he always have to lead the audience on with music?!)
2. Underdeveloped characters
3. Loosely knit plot
Anyway, i might have trashed all the above with that one 360 degree shot at the shrine, id give him that. His animation is never half-baked.