Monday, July 13, 2015

Cinema Cycle - Princess From The Moon


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)

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DATE VIEWED: 07/13/2015


FORMAT: Streaming (Hulu+)

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 2 hours 39 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 32.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 2117.4 miles

SYNOPSIS: An alien baby crash lands in feudal japan, is raised to young adulthood, is sought after by three princes and then returns home to the moon.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Not really sure.  The film does not really have an arc where there is a conclusion or revelation.  The film seems to dwell more on the Japanese psyche and the concepts of right and wrong and the devotion to duty.

PROS AND CONS: First, the bad.  This is not a great film in the western sense.  The plot and acting are difficult to follow because the film is steeped in Japanese tradition, mannerism, and language.  Therefore this fairy-tale set to celluloid may have some western audiences shaking their head.  The flip side is that it is a fascinating look into Japanese culture.

The Good?  A gorgeous movie to watch.  The entire film is like walking through a museum of Japanese antiquities.  Many of the robes and royal dresses in this film are way over the top regarding style and color.  It appears that the average costume weighed over 80lbs. The “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” ending was a bit on the disappointing side.  


To read an overview of this project, check out the initial post for this series.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.