Summer Wars

Summer Wars

DVD - 2011
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"Kenji is your typical teenage misfit. He's good at math, bad with girls, and spends most of his time hanging out in the all-powerful, online community known as OZ. His second life is the only life he has - until the girl of his dreams, Natsuki, hijacks him for a starring role as a fake fianc ̌at her family reunion. Things only get stranger from there. A late-night email containing a cryptic mathematic riddle leads to the unleashing of a rogue AI"--Container.
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 9781421022628
1421022621
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (115 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Sama wozu [dvd]

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scribby
Jun 05, 2017

Entertaining anime mash-up of Ender’s Game, War Games, and Ghost in the Shell. There’s a lot that’s familiar here: most of the characters are anime stereotypes who employ histrionics in the usual anime manner, the computerized virtual “Oz” looks a lot like the hackers’ matrix in Cowboy Bebop, and there is the expected brush with apocalypse. And yes, there’s a lot of kawaiiiii. However, everything is put together in new and interesting combinations: one would not expect, even in anime, for the rogue A.I. to appear as a malevolent Balinese deity, or the wise old grandmother to grab a samurai pike off of a display and wield it with considerable skill. There is an incredible amount of detail in the animation (there are scenes with at least ten major characters all in one shot, and all moving separately), and there are some lighting effects straight out of Makoto Shinkai. The plot is silly (in a good way), cyberpunk, and satirical all at once (it pokes fun virtual reality). All in all it’s a lot of fun.

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BACKCOVER
Feb 06, 2017

Good movie.

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booksmile
Jul 09, 2016

Interesting! The family parts are super real feeling (like the conversations with people interupting each other, etc). The OZ parts are pretty silly, but don't detract from the story.

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aavishkakumar
Aug 20, 2015

Not as good as I expected. Guess it just wasn't my type of movie. Wasn't terrible though

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Zenos184
Feb 09, 2013

I personally loved this movie. I've seen a lot of animes before, along with a bunch of anime movies, and I can say that this was one of my favorites. Entertaining until the very end.

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Saintseyes
Jun 01, 2012

This is a good one. A new movie from the director of the Digimon Movie (If anyone remembers that oldie-goldie)! Summer Wars keeps the same feel to its' art and storyline with clean lines and two-toned color on top of some detailed and gorgeous background art. The story here is fun bopping along between a critical look at social media sites and the intricacies of family dynamics. A fun movie to watch and one I hope to own!
Absolute recommendation!

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Megn
May 21, 2012

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this movie!! The art is really good, characters dynamic, storyline EXTREMELY interesting, the world is very exciting and well developed, and the music is FANTASTIC!!!
Amazing amazing amazing. It's fun right off the bat.

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nuitari
Jun 06, 2011

Fun!

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milouie
May 31, 2011

11 holds

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CinnamonBunMei
Apr 11, 2011

I think that this is one of the greatest films of all time!!

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Moon_Rose
Jun 13, 2017

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Jul 17, 2015

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usagikurosaki Dec 01, 2011

"Of course this family would bet their lives on Hanafuda..." --Uncle Wabisuke

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