Sword Art Online, the movie

Watched Sword Art Online – Ordinal Scale today.

I think I first watched SAO, the anime, over 2 years ago, nearly 3.

At that time, it captured the attention of many. Beautiful graphics, coupled with a creative, new, and worth-chasing storyline. For gamers (or past-gamers like me), it resonates a little, and you instantly nod at the mechanics of a MMORPG.

So when this new movie came out, I, amongst others that watched the anime, were rightfully excited. Anime to movies, understandably, only appeal to a niche market, of those that watched the anime, so the number of screenings and available theatres although plentiful enough, was not “all cinemas”.

Anyways. Long story short. Great movie. Love how it connects to the anime series/storyline, something a lot of “anime movies” skip purely for the sake of creating a movie. It managed to work through the restrictions of what it had already showed, extended it to a new story, without “repeating the same thing”.

Aka, it was the anime we love, with a new plot, but with references to the old, and not drifting too far from the core of what it is.

Aka. It was a good movie.

Aka. Watch it!

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Beauty and the Beast

As part of my company’s “social” initiative, we had a Beauty and the Beast movie night. They made a good choice of movie, with about ~150 staff going. Who knew that the males were interested too!

It’s a really good movie; even though I went in with reasonably high expectations, this movie didn’t fail to impress. All in all, it just flowed nicely, the effects were beautiful; it mostly adhered to the story we knew as a child, and the songs frequency was not distracting at all.

I didn’t forget to notice that there were multi-cultural representations 😉

Today, I had fun.