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I first heard of this film over a year ago when I saw Jesuotaku of ThatGuyWithTheGlasses review it. At the time, I was intrigued and put it on my list of movies that I should get around to seeing, but much to my surprise last November, I got an e-mail that a school club I was a part of was doing a showing of it on a Saturday afternoon with English subtitles. Despite my preference for dubs when available, I had been feeling very stressed that day, and deciding that I needed a break, went to check it out.
Easily one of the best decisions I have ever made. I could see why Jesuotaku had said that the only real issue she could find with it was its understanding of how technology works, and she immediately felt horrible for saying it. The music, the animation, the characters, the voice cast, the story telling...there is not enough praise I can give this masterpiece of a movie. And once it was over, I not only felt better then than I had felt all week, but I knew immediately that I had to get my copy on DVD, for I had just discovered my favorite film to date. I've had plenty of films I considered favorites, but none I could confidently rank as being at the very top of the list until then.
The first time I saw it dubbed was on my school laptop on a Friday afternoon the following semester. I had ordered a copy for myself during the holiday break, and brought it with me to school. Another brilliant decision. The week had started off horrible, and didn't stop giving me stress for even an instant. By Monday afternoon, I knew I had to watch Summer Wars at the end of the week. Friday couldn't come quickly, and even then, I suddenly found that I couldn't get my laptop to play the DVD. After spending two hours trying to get it to play before finally just running as quickly as I could to my school's Tech Support office, ran back just quickly, and started it up without waiting another moment. Two hours later, it was as though everything that had gone wrong for me during the week and all the stress, anger, and frustration that had come with it had never occurred in the first place. I felt happier after it was over than I had felt enraged at any one point that week. After having seen it only twice, I knew then and there that Summer Wars had more than earned the right to by my favorite movie of all time.
By no means am I saying that everyone will enjoy it to the extent that I have, or even get out of it what I did (and boy did I get a LOT out of it). But for me personally, Summer Wars is the most amazing, uplifting, inspiring, and enjoyable film I have ever had the pleasure of watching.
Originally Posted by Paperhorse Aww, I liked your singing in the Media Menagerie. Good luck to you! Thanks, I had a lot of fun with Bulba Idol! See you :)
Aww, I liked your singing in the Media Menagerie. Good luck to you!
Sounds more like something from one of the Colo/XD. I can't seem to find any higher quality rips. I freaking love the Kami Trio's theme! *-*
Not bad, but does not sound like a Pokémon sound to me.
That sounds plausible, by all means.
Oh, I guess I'll just link to it.
Vid ain't workin'. Either something's up with the URL or the vid's owner set it to disable embeds of the vid.
Have you talked to your aunt about this? If it is all just a cross-cultural misunderstanding, she's probably in the best position to sit down with him and talk to him about it.
Yeesh, that does sound a bit odd. I agree with you here, I wouldn't like all this "touchy feely"ness.
Originally Posted by TheMissingno. People still wear watches? I would if I ever replaced the batteries in mine. It has an animated dragon.
They're handy in the work place when you're not allowed to keep your phone on.
People still wear watches?
Ah yes, doing too much of something before you go asleep always affects your dreams (at least it does for me). Like that time I watched all three parts of the Matrix for the first time; very intense Matrix dream. Five days ago when I played way too much Kid Icarus: Uprising, intense Kid Icarus dreams.
Originally Posted by Winged Psychic Celebrities will embrace the 3DS and try to seem "cool" with it. Not just that. Supposedly they're gonna replace the audio tutorials in the Louvre with 3DS consoles. =D
Strangely enough I didn't notice this that much. If anything, games seemed to shy away from using too much of the 3D, although, I've only played Zelda so if you've played any intense ones then give me a holla.
Mario 3D Land uses it a lot, with a few optical illusions that utilize the 3D effect. It's probably, imo, the best utilization of the 3D so far out of all the game I've played. Pushmo, a downloadable game, also uses the 3D effect as part of the puzzles since they involve pushing blocks away and towards the screen.
Mario Kart also looks pretty nice and you have a few effects here and there that pop out, like the Blooper Ink, but you're going so fast you don't really appreciate it much.
I too get the hinge creak... After hinge issues completely broke my DS lite I'm not happy at all.
The second one seems pretty neat. You could carry a choice scarf and still Sword Dance at the same time.
Someone should make a gif of Pikachu at the end XD
And that poor Meowth on the bottom XD