Patema inverted

Patema inverted

Downloadable Video - 2013 | Japanese
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From the director of Time of Eve comes a perspective-twisting anime adventure about two people separated by opposite gravities. Together they set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart
Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: Movie/TV Download
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 99 min.)) : sound, color

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Love_Legolas_111
May 26, 2016

Such an intriguing film! Made me gain much-needed new appreciation for the dystopian genre. The very idea of two worlds where gravity is reversed is so unique and eye-catching. The world-building here is rather fantastic, consisting of detailed backgrounds, technology, dress code, history...the directors went all out to tell the story of the universe here and immerse the audience. I definitely applaud them for that.
When looking at reviews for this on amazon, I stumbled across a commentator who said that the characters here were quite one-dimensional and flat. Upon seeing the movie for myself, I have to agree with them, which is one reason why my rating isn't higher. The movie is definitely plot-driven rather than character-driven, as the alternate gravities and societies make up the main bulk of the conflict. Because the world was given so much thought, I fear the character development suffered. The tropes were simplistic: noble boy, soft-hearted sweet girl, comical friend, crazy creeper antagonist. It's not that the characters were out-right bad, but they weren't as strong as they could've been, which disappoints me a little.
However, the movie is still worth watching. It bent my brain out of shape trying to understand every plot element, and even after a second watch, I still don't quite get it. Some might not enjoy that, but I do, as it causes me to think and puzzle over it. Actually, the first time I watched it, the movie reminded me somewhat of Castle in the Sky of Studio Ghibli, mainly because of the main boy and girl and the antagonist. There was even a similar scene at the climax of the movie, and a sort of similar message regarding nature and human life.
All things said, I would recommend it. The worlds and concepts are just so interesting to think about.

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2monkeyreaders
Dec 08, 2015

A must-see movie.
Beautiful!

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white_dove_410
Aug 26, 2015

˙ǝɯosǝʍɐ sᴉ ǝᴉʌoɯ sᴉɥʇ

LovelyMurrell May 30, 2015

this was a great allorgory on how sometimes rules that are supposed to uphold a societies values are really there to keep folks in power. It also shows how we interpret things baseed on our perceptions. good thing perceptions can and do change

Mark23333 Dec 28, 2014

Why can't I place holds on this?

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muunlight
Jun 09, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Love_Legolas_111 thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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