Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Kimi no Na wa: Excellent, for a Movie

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Nothing has 99.8% a satisfaction rating. Nothing. Well, this is new. I usually review anime long after it’s faded into irrelevance. This time I’m reviewing a movie within a month of its Japanese release. Spoilers actually matter. Proceed with caution. Kimi no Na wa currently occupies the #1 ranked spot on MyAnimeList. It’s the first […]

Motoko Kusanagi is White

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The internet is abuzz with whitewashing accusations over a white chick is being cast as Motoko Kusanagi. This makes no sense to me, because Motoko Kusanagi is white. Let me throw out my “I’m not a racist” qualifications before I start being racist. I’ve actually seen Ghost in the Shell. I live in Japan. White […]

The Cold Sure As Hell Bothers Me

Friday, August 15th, 2014

“Anna and the Snow Queen”, the most uninspired Japanese title since “Wanda and the Colossus“ I first watched Frozen in a cheap theater pretty late into its U.S. release. With the hype seeming to dissipate and the movie being fairly average (+), I felt no need to review it. Then I got on the plane […]

Talk-A-Raptor 09: Baka-Raptor Goes to Hogwarts

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

Unlimited Blade Works = Unlimited Action

Friday, May 4th, 2012

There are many things that visual novels, light novels, manga, and other non-animated works can do better than anime. Action is not one of them.¬†Action is meant to be watched, not interpreted. Nobody wants to read a fight or piece together still shots of a sporting event. Not only is it oxymoronic for “action” not […]

The Diamond Dust Rebellion: The Perfect Filler Movie?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

No, but don’t expect filler movies to get much better. But Baka-Raptor, if you give a filler movie a positive review, won’t that encourage the production of more filler? No. Filler gets made no matter what I say. Positive reviews will at least promote the production of higher quality filler. When filler gets panned regardless […]