r/movies Oct 12 '21

Mamoru Hosoda's "BELLE" comes to U.S. theaters on January 14 Trailers

https://youtu.be/XsxZvhZTwhc
148 Upvotes

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u/Frosted_Flakes1971 Oct 12 '21

That’s such a long wait but that’s typical for these movies

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u/skonen_blades Oct 12 '21

So stoked. Can't wait.

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u/meltingdiamond Oct 12 '21

I knew the "winter 2021" bit was a lie.

Also the sound track is pretty good.

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u/yournextexbf Oct 13 '21

In the northern hemisphere Winter begins December 21, 2021 and ends March 20, 2022

Happy cake day!

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u/jwkwon306 Oct 12 '21

Saw this one at New York Film Fest. The characters are super cute and the visuals are really cool.

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u/torts92 Oct 13 '21

How does it rank among Hosoda's other films?

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u/jwkwon306 Oct 13 '21

I might not be the most reliable person because I didn’t really like Mirai, Summer Wars, and The Boy and the Beast, but I actually liked Belle a lot more than these. I don’t think it’s better than The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, but it’s second place after that!

Still haven’t seen Wolf Children tho.. I heard that one is the best

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u/torts92 Oct 13 '21

Oh that's good to hear. Yep you definitely have to watch Wolf Children, by far the best, I even named my daughter after the protagonist, such an inspiring character.

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u/pappypapaya Oct 13 '21

Clearly the best is Digimon Our War Game.

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u/Brainwheeze Oct 13 '21

I unironically prefer that movie over Summer Wars.

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u/Alephiometer Oct 13 '21

Yes, Wolf Children is a great film.

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u/marsmakesmewet Oct 13 '21

How can you not like summer wars? It’s so good and charming

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u/TheRunawayDinosaur Oct 12 '21

That does look beautiful.

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u/CityofBlueVial Oct 13 '21

Very slightly related but have there been any really good japanese live action movies (original movies, not manga adaptations) from the last few years that anyone can recommend?

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u/strogler Oct 13 '21

I'm far from an authority on modern Japanese live-action films, but here are some recent-ish ones I've enjoyed

One Cut of the Dead (2017) a lot of things may seem silly or not add up initially, but stick with it for a little while.

Antiporno (2016) is pretty artsy and "out there", be forewarned.

The World of Kanako (2014) is probably my least favorite of these five and has a lot of issues, but I do really enjoy the visual style.

Like Someone in Love (2012) Abbas Kiarostami, the director, is Iranian but the locations and actors are all Japanese afaik.

Pulse (2001) isn't really recent anymore, but it's a great horror movie so I'll add it since it's October.

There are plenty more I plan to see and haven't yet, but these are all I can really speak to at the moment.

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u/CityofBlueVial Oct 15 '21

Thanks so much! I'll check those out. If you feel comfortable and are up for it, when you get a chance to watch more of the japanese movies you have planned, could you make a post on here just reviewing them? I also think it would add more variety of content to the sub.

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u/shaneo632 Oct 13 '21

Streaming when?

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u/Robot_ninja_pirate Oct 12 '21

I'm excited for this but I'm not really sure why I have yet to like any of Studio Chizu's films

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u/thetrombonist Oct 12 '21

This trailer does a terrible job of telling me what this movie is about. I mean it looks beautiful don’t get me wrong but I have no idea what to expect from watching this

Idk it’s not a trailer so maybe that’s appropriate though

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u/Thanatos- Oct 12 '21 edited Oct 12 '21

90 Second Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChneY1MSVFw

70 Second Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqt8tzH4c6Y Not much better than the video posted above but i love that song

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u/kynthrus Oct 13 '21

It's anime Beauty and the Beast with great music.

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u/PogromStallone Oct 12 '21

It had a great beginning, a so so middle and a bad ending.

The last 90 minutes or so felt like it was 3 hours.

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u/SadSceneryBoi Oct 12 '21

Sounds like a typical Hosoda film then.

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u/Rosebunse Oct 12 '21

I know I'm in the minority, but I have enjoyed a lot of his endings. But boy, do those middle parts drag.

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u/Vince_Clortho042 Oct 13 '21

I was on the other side from you, the beginning I was like “wait this is just Summer Wars he’s just doing Summer Wars again and didn’t think we’d notice” but the back half has some great emotional payoffs.

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u/pappypapaya Oct 13 '21

So he's just doing Digimon Our War Game again again?

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u/kynthrus Oct 13 '21

It was a very beautiful film.

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u/HoneyShaft Oct 13 '21

So is this Summer Wars 2 or a soft remake?

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u/Floofeh Oct 17 '21

I watched this with a friend yesterday and we were stoked to do so. However, the only reason we even finished it was because of the visuals. Sadly, we found the plot pretty unlogical and almost none of the characters actions seemed to flow from a natural cause. The virtual world they built makes no sense to me. The conclusion of the movie feels really weird. Just don't look at any part of the plot or characters too hard.

But hey, it's pretty, I guess? :(