Patema Inverted focuses around a teenage girl named Patema who lives her underground home to discover that gravity is distorted for the humans living on the surface as she encounters a boy named Age living on the surface. The movie focuses on the two bonding through their rather unique situation with gravity while putting up with the dictatorship government that Age lives under trying to capture Patema and learn of the whereabouts of her people to wipe them all out. In terms of the bond with Age and Patema, it is genuinely convincing with the two learning through one another of the differing problems they
each face with the gravity situation effecting them and coming to later learn of some tragic developments both have in common triggered from the mentioned dictatorship's influence. Beyond the dynamics of Age and Patema's bond though, the movie is otherwise rather standard for an adventure title as having a dictatorship-style government and a crazed dictator (the baddie in this particular case reminding me almost of Now and Then Here and There's Hamdo in terms of nuttiness) running it are nothing new in anime.
The gravity gimmick for Patema Inverted also lends itself nicely to the film's animation as it is incorporated for action scenes and "flying" moments as Age and Patema use one another to slowly ascend or descend their fall depending on however gravity affects them. Scenery shots are clean and smooth with details and sport subdued color tones with character designs sporting similar treatment in terms of color shading and detail. Animation is mostly emphasized via the gravity premise of the movie, though character are shown onscreen to move about fluidly and I didn't take notice of any shortcuts or loss of detail during moments of heavy movement occurring onscreen.
Overall, Patema Inverted offers up a rather unique premise with its gravity gimmick affecting the lives of Age and Patema in differing ways and how said element comes to make their bond develop throughout the movie's run, essentially being the sole strength of a movie that is otherwise rather standard fate for an adventure title. It's worth a look if you are looking for a unique premise for an anime film.
This will be a really quick review because I gotta prepare for a presentation in my Japanese class tomorrow. I had some extra time so I watched this pretty awesome movie and now I'm trying to get back to doing homework, but I felt like writing this review first ^_^
The story was very intriguing and kept me interested the whole time.
For an anime movie made in 2013 the art could have looked a little bit better at times. However, during the many scenes that were designed to be visually stunning they not only succeeded but blew away my expectations. It was breathtaking to watch
the characters' interactions with the sky and the rotating camera effects trying to capture it all. The locations were all cool and interesting, and there were some very exciting scenes where the characters had to risk their lives and the art was so immersive that you could feel the danger.
I listened to the english dub and it was good most of the time, but sometimes the characters' voices sounded too young or scratchy and it would be a little annoying. The music and sound effects were pretty good though.
The characters were a little below average overall. The main girl and guy were pretty good and likeable, but no one else had much screen time (or the moments they did have were meh). Also the main antagonist could've been so much better.
This was very unique and memorable, the concepts were great but the execution could have been a bit better (especially with the characters)
The concept and story is actually great. Many people who gives this anime a bad rating is because they didn't understand everything in the movie. It's a nice and interesting movie. I recommend it.
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Up is down and down is up, yet fear is everywhere...
Sakasama no Patema is probably one of the more interesting anime movies with extremely strong undertones of racism and the fear of the unknown all packaged under one of the literal topsy turfy world building (in a good sense) LA has seen in a while.
Mild spoilers ahead...
Sakasama no Patema's undertones goes as far as being or having the personality of an outsider being labeled as an inverted. Being "inverted" has connotations on both sides of Sakasama no Patema
*The "true" world of the "Aigans", where it's an Orwellian 1984 future, another words being disgraced and even
acting outside of the government means your an outlier and almost seen as a criminal. Heck even the thought of flying in the true world is linked to being branded a weirdo, a heretic to the true world as it has the connotations of "flying to the sky" linked to the inverted people that "fell" to the sky.
*The "another" world, though not a dictatorship like the true world is, has negative connotations of "falling" due to their nature of being upside down, it brings fear to the another world and only the brave can venture to the true world but that fear also brings in laws to keep people's fear in check.
Going back to the true world, the schisms of the inverted are there speaks of something else as well, mainly of the people in the sky being devoured also has a different interpretation as it were, like the "people in the sky" leads to "aliens" leads to "gajin's" as a result which brings us to what is essentially a subtextual element of "racism" that the true world has of the inverted or "another world" at the same time..subtextual yes, but the undertones of this element is kinda prevalent throughout the movie especially considering the dictatorship and Orwellian future of the "true world's" settings. However one of the core aspects of this is fear, there is fear on both sides, from the other world's fear of "falling" to the true world's fear of the unknown in the sky of flying and branding heretics that wants to go to the sky as a result, and oddly enough this dynamic is crushed by you guessed it.......an Aigan and an "Inverted" together.
For characters however, Sakasama no Patema's focus are on our main protagonists Age voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto and the titular Patema voiced by Yukiyo Fujii are "limited" to say the least and LA sees Sakasama no Patema's world building is on display more than the characters and the characters themselves are just going through the motions because the plot said so. Age is your typical bland main male protagonist who's a dreamer of sorts, while Patema is the maniac pixie girl but is kinda an ojou who gets a bit of the damsel in distress syndrome that thankfully gets remedied quickly. While the main protagonists gives us ALOT of information concerning their worlds as well as when one of them are "inverted", they really don't change...ok they do change in a ways, mainly of razing their fears of being inverted and the "consequences" of that but the world building is one, more pronounced and more interesting than the main protagonists of Sakasama no Patema, not that the characters are absolutely bland or change by the end of it as both Patema and Age are linked to a subplot line concerning Lagos and Age's dad. LA is still thankful that some development came from our main protagonist that and our main villain of Sakasama no Patema, Izamura voiced by Takaya Hashi who just oozes intense regal villainy.
What LA finds ironic about Izamura is that he too wants to see what the skies are like HOWEVER he forbids anyone to the point of conspiracy killings and fear mongers anyone with his rule of the unknown skies as a result and even tracks down any underground inverts for his own desires, seriously Izamura is a villain YOU WANT TO HATE AND TO GET HIS COMEUPPANCE and he DOES in the most ironic fate he gets in Sakasama no Patema.
In terms of animation Studio Rikka and Purple Cow Studio Japan, the animation has a nice color palette giving us the obvious undertones of backgrounding of the underground "another world" of schizotech grunge brown to the more open but closed off "true world" and finally the unknown "skies". The character designs are pretty distinct as well with the coloring almost used to pastel textures (the hair for instances..especially Patema). The thing with Sakasama no Patema is the perspective changes it does to show how the character's focus changes from one to another and clearly shows us in a dizzying way of "perspective", sure it's a simple 180 degree and is used QUITE often but LA liked how they flipped perspective showing us what the main focus is looking at which kinda gives us without even speaking what the characters feel at times.
The voice acting is decent enough from Yukiyo Fujii, Nobuhiko Okamoto and Takaya Hashi who has prominence in Sakasama no Patema and yeah LA will give props to those three voice actors as they did breath life into their characters and by extension the world as well if LA will take it that far. Due to the character focus, many of the other voice actors don't get screentime, with some exceptions like Porta voiced by Shintarou Oohata, a friend of Patema and if LA is grasping at straws, the villagers of Patema's and Kaho voiced by Maaya Uchida a classmate of Age who only gets like what 3 scenes in the entire movie? But nonetheless LA thought the voice cast was decent enough to sit through.
Sakasama no Patema is a very intriguing and interesting movie about fear of the unknown with a bit of racism into the mix with an interesting and fun concept such as "literal inverted" people and how even this gimmick is played with and used extremely well both thematically and plot-wise to what Sakasama no Patema gives to us. Sure for LA the characters are lacking and such however what it gives in return are interesting worlds and conspiracies along with strong themes of disobedience towards those in power and fear itself being tested that leans itself to be an entertaining watch.
A pretty decent movie with a decent concept. it started like this: 2 different worlds that are equally deluded on the way of life. but the characters in each world wants to discover something more then what they live in, and hence this story. Sadly the MC ruined it for me. Patema is the exact type of character i hate in my animes: she acts like shes so important and does what she likes, and when she gets into trouble, doesnt know shit on how to handle herself and orders people to help her. hated her by the 20th min of the movie. but if
you like this kind of character ( a useless spoilt brat, but some people find that cute) then go ahead. this movie is alright since the art and music are good. but with a somewhat similar concept I rather recommend other movies like The Giver (not anime but really good) or No.6, or even Blame! (personal opinion. you dont have to agree)
I went in not knowing what I was getting into, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Sakasama no Patema is a very sweet story of a girl meeting a boy while in very difficult positions regarding the other. It's almost like Romeo and Juliet, although this story focusses less on romance and more on resolving the issues between both of the sides they are on.
Story: The story was good in the beginning, it was clear what was happening although you were not really sure to which party it was happening, and plot holes barely presented themselves. Later in the movie the story
trips up a bit though, as it introduces 2 characters that are badly handled. One of them is very clichéd, while the other does not get enough exposure to justify his behavior. The ending also leaves you with a few questions you really should not be having in a film like this.
Art: The art is very decent, and the quality of the animation is hardly something you can speak ill of.
Sound: The sound was generally done well, and it matched the animation very well too. The music was not outstanding by any stretch of the imagination, but it was definitely not annoying either, slinking into the background very well, being more of a device used for ambience than something that makes the scene.
Characters: The main characters were done well. Both of their personalities are adventurous, which is nothing we haven't seen before, but they are handled well and there are really no valid complaints I could make about them.
2 other characters (I won't say who they are to avoid spoilers) are treated very badly though. As I said in my introduction, one of them is a cliché, and the other did not get enough development to justify his actions, which is of course a hard thing to pull off with only 100 minutes of time, but still.
Overall: I enjoyed it. It is a very sweet and heartfelt film, despite its negative points. The film did get a little worse the longer it went on, but a little worse than good is still pretty good, so overall this gets a strong seven from me.
Sakasama no Patema is a film that took my breath away. From the moment I became immersed in the world its absolutely stunning art created, my attention was held and my expectations completely surpassed. To me, this is a film about the divide the fear of the unknown creates between us, a metaphor for the way we are separated by the way we, as a collective, cope with that fear, and compassion, friendship and empathy.
Story: 9/10 (Great)
The story of Patema Inverted follows a unique take on the theme of "Us and Them" - it takes place in a future in which a botched experiment causes
a good deal of the population and "invert" and "fall into the sky", as if for only some people and things the law of gravity has changed. The story is set a while after this, when those who are inverted have set up a colony underground, and those who live above ground are forbidden to look at the sky and have it drilled into them their whole lives that it is divine will that the evil people in the world should fall into the sky. The story centers around the events that happen when Patema, the princess of the underground colony, meets someone from above ground, and the events that follow.
Despite the fact that a lot goes unexplained in the film, and the rather 'out-there' premise, the plot is nonetheless very uniquely portrayed, realistic and well written. The only reason it wasn't a 10/10 for me was the fact that I would have liked to have known more about the background of the world - however, I can see why there wasn't time to explain this convincingly in the movie without making a bunch of characters have infodump conversations that add nothing to the plot and exist purely to inform the viewer, since the story takes place over only the course of a couple of days. For what was shown, it was a really interesting idea that was pulled together by stellar writing and directing.
Art: 10/10 (outstanding)
Even if you don't watch this film for the story or the characters, I feel like even just watching it to simply admire the beautiful artwork that is typical of Yoshiura Yasuhiro's works is worthwhile. The setting/backgrounds were breathtaking and the animation was beautifully fluid and realistic; in a film with this kind of premise in which movement is central to the plot, there was a lot of room for the art to shine (which it undeniably did).
Sound: 7/10 (good)
The OST for this film was nothing really spectacular that stood out to me - it was about what you might expect for an average drama film. Some might think of the OST more favorably than me, but I feel that had it had a more atmospheric soundtrack the movie would have been a more evocative work than it already is. That being said, the OST did not detract from the impact and quality of the film whatsoever - it was just nothing memorable.
Character: 8/10 (very good)
For the short amount of time that occurs in "real time" in the film, there was a good amount of realistic character development. I definitely felt myself rooting for the protagonists on the edge of my seat. They might not have been the most unique characters in the world, but they were certainly endearing and engaging and related to eachother in a realistic and evocative way.
Enjoyment: 10/10 (outstanding)
This movie left me completely satisfied. The premise caught my attention, the art was something to behold all the way through, the characters were lovable, and despite the serious nature of what occurred in the plot, there were moments of humour that added a lovely touch to the overall experience.
Overall: 9/10 (great)
I truly had to think long and hard about whether I was going to rate Sakasama no Patema a 10/10, because it ticked just about every box for me. While there are some parts of it that are obviously incomplete, Patema Inverted is a masterpiece in the way it is a sensory experience in my opinion. Though I usually prefer anime with much darker atmosphere, this film was a breath of fresh air, and I would enthusiastically recommend it to just about anyone.
Imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from childhood.
These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves.
Behind them is a large bonfire, and between the two there's a walkway where things that get placed on it appear as shadows on the wall in front of the prisoners.
These shadows are cast from people, animals, objects, many things that constitute our reality in their wide
variety of colors and details. However, for the prisoners who can only see their shadows, those generic dark figures are "reality" because they have never seen anything else; they do not realize that what they see are shadows of objects in front of a fire, much less that these objects are inspired by real living things outside the cave.
Suppose one prisoner is able to escape. Suppose he's dragged out from the cave by someone.
At first he will feel the pain of the sunlight hurting his eyes, he won't be able to see anything, he will hate this outside world and hate the one who dragged him out.
Slowly, his eyes adjust to the light of the sun. First he can only see shadows. Gradually he can see the reflections of people and things in water and then later see the people and things themselves. Eventually he would realize this is the real world, these are the real things. With that notion in mind, he would try to return to the cave and share his findings with the others prisoners.
However, the returning prisoner, whose eyes have become acclimated to the light of the sun, would be blind when he re-enters the cave, just as he was when he was first exposed to the sun. The prisoners would infer from the returning man's blindness that the journey out of the cave had harmed him and that they should not undertake a similar journey, reacting with violence towards anyone who tried to drag them out of the cave.
Popularly known as the Allegory of the Cave, the short story above is a condensed version of one from the many dialogues Plato wrote in his work The Republic. It studies the effects of education in a society and how the human mind is conditioned to fear the unknown and often reject it. Today, it stands as one of the basis of modern philosophy and every graduation student will likely work with it. However, as many complex interpretations it may create, its message still can be read and understood by anyone.
That's one of the strongest points of Plato's work and that is the connection I wish to make with this anime.
If one sees many science fiction works (classic or modern, futuristic or contemporaneous) through philosophical lens, it becomes clear that they are basically allegories. Allegories of our society, our way of life and our thoughts projected into interstellar beings and steampunk technology. They start from a simple, yet strong, moral as foundation for the story-line and surround it with epic (in the true meaning of the word) Sci-Fi plot elements, immersing the audience into a distant world that yet seems so similar to ours. Finally when it's over, there's this lingering feeling that it taught you something but it's hard telling how and when did it happen.
That's Patema Inverted.
Patema's story is yet another revisit of Plato's cave, embellished by the cutest female protagonist it could possibly have, fun with physics and set in a dystopian future which sometimes seems to have advanced technology and sometimes doesn't.
Plato's allegory has a couple of main elements to it. The prisoners, the people outside the cave, those who create the shadows and the cave itself. All of these exist in this movie, it's now up to you finding who is who and which is which.
Overall, it's a great script. Minor flaws, no loose ends and a clear progression that makes for a comfy afternoon watch but nothing memorable to be reminiscent in years to come. Its strongest point is the development of the relationship between Patema and Age, two brave younglings who overcome each their own society's prejudice to help its fellow man (or girl, in this case) with the typical naive bravery of the martyr hero, making it hard not to fall for them.
This great development, however, is butchered by the most one-dimensional cardboard antagonist one could imagine. It simply feels as if the writing team just worked so hard on the setting and progression for the MC that they forgot how it integrated with their surrounding, resulting into a villain with no bigger goals or any excuse for its attitudes aside from being "a bad guy".
Was there even a need for a villain in this story? They could've worked it in some many ways without the need for a Judas, but unfortunately didn't.
On the upside though, it's very interesting how writers managed to use the now-repetitive "secluded society" theme in a refreshing setting. It deviates from the usual underground setting common on many titles such as TTGL and City of Ember and introduces a world where there's literally inverted people. Think gravity, no spoilers.
This was surprisingly well executed in the physics department with only a few acceleration flaws to be accounted for.
Story and its merits aside, the artwork is neat with some very detailed background and gorgeous sky/horizon shots. The way they worked with perspective is very curious to say the least, and there are some scenes that will definitely drive those with vertigo insane.
Utter respect for the crew responsible for particles animation as that must've been a nightmare.
This simple yet careful drawing tied with a very emotional OST does make of Patema a noteworthy experience. Michiru Oshima (same woman who did the music for Sora no Woto) delivers again with a great selection of instrumental pieces and a strong ending theme.
Reason I bring up Sora no Woto is that, those who watched it will recall that the final ending theme was somewhat peculiar. "Servante de feu", by musician Matthieu Ladouce was in french, nothing more fitting for a series that mixes up a bunch of international elements than an international song.
The same happens this time, as "Patema Inverse" by Estelle Micheau is in no other language than Esperanto. An international constructed auxiliary language, created with the objective to make easier the communication between people no matter the nationality. Perfect for a movie which teaches about solidarity and cooperation.
Likely the biggest hit by Yasuhiro Yoshiura this far, as Eve no Jikan and Pale Cocoon continue to be somewhat of underspoken series, Sakasama no Patema is definitely a solid watch be it for its philosophical undertones, creative camera perspective or simply the "love knows no borders" romance.
A bit cliché? Sure, but as fantasy mimics reality, life also can be cliché at times.
2 Sentence Review: This movie is fantastic. It toys with the idea of perspective both physically in the animation and the mental concept of it, in what I thought to be a very creative manner.
Story 7/10: Not the greatest story in the world. Pretty basic to be perfectly honest. However, it did its job well. Its tone is relatively peaceful yet the message its trying to get across is rather direct. I cannot say much but I will say it could potentially leave an impression on your life outlook, as much of an exaggeration as that may sound.
Art 10/10: Nothing I've seen has so
perfectly captured so many elements that are so hard to do in art. Parallaxing, Perspective, Velocity, Weight, Lighting, its all there. You know something is well animated when you feel a bit sick looking at times when a character is at risk of falling. If I do have two things to complain about they're the lens flares and the flatness of things. Complaining about flatness in an animation? Well, yes. With the method of parallaxing they used it sometimes looks like characters are flat images rendered in a three dimensional set. Is this bad? A little jarring perhaps, but I think it did at least somewhat add to the visual style.
Sound 8/10: Funny story, I finished Madoka Magica not long before watching this. I did not catch on that the main character was voiced by the girl who played Kyuubey despite them sounding pretty similar, and I feel like that's a testament to the voice acting in the dub. I am one of those people who focuses so much on the visuals that they forget to listen to the music, but I do remember there being a really smooth piano track and a couple incredibly fitting orchestral songs.
Character 6/10: I don't know, they were all a bit standard. They got the job done but I didn't think any of them were all that special. The villain could have stood to be explained a bit more and the protagonists could have done with a notable trait or two, but I think that's just personal preference.
Enjoyment 9/10: It was fun. It looked nice and took a somewhat unique angle on a story of pregiduce. I am a person who will take at least one break during most movies I watch on my own. I don't have a two hour attention span, or so I thought. Patema Inverted kept me thoroughly engaged throughout all of its hundred minute runtime. It faltered a bit during the last ten or so, but the rest blew me away.
Overall 9/10: Patema Inverted is not a "must-see" for those who are big on story and don't care about the animation. This doesn't mean its not good, you just may not get as much enjoyment out of it as I. For those interested in visuals and more experimental concepts, like myself, watch it as soon as you can.
Sakasama no Patema isn't the kind of story you want to overthink or you'll end up confusing yourself. Instead of trying to explain it or disprove it, just let the story take you and guide you through its world. If you try to include actual science you will likely end up confusing yourself and you won't let the magic of the story work itself. It's a great story about a world where an gravity related-experiment gone wrong causes some humans to experience gravity differently than others. That's probably as much as I'll tell you about the story itself.
While the movie wasn't necessarily
speculative about what humans would do to lead to this (they didn't really give an explanation to the gravity experiment), it definitely holds some insight into the way humans think. It suggests answers to large and abstract philosophical questions like, "What defines a human?" and "How do we come to a point of knowledge?" It gives the general idea that is shared by many "Knowledge is about perception, it is a temporary consensus based on the best evidence available." And it represents this when we take a look at the world of Aiga and the way the people think. It shows us how humans, no matter how advanced we think we are, will always retreat to overly simplistic and puritanical ideas when confronted with the unknown and inexplicable. It shows us that knowledge is temporary and ever-changing, and that as imperfect and inconsistent our ideas are, so will our knowledge be. It shows us the dangers of absolute certainty and devotion to an inexplicable cause. The movie is definitely loaded with themes, but I don't think an hour and 38 minutes does it justice. A series would probably be better, or a book. And there are other reasons for this too.
The characters, while they are interesting, are not really explored. And maybe I'm asking too much of this movie, but it definitely could do better with some of the characters. Like the antagonist. It seems like his sole purpose is to be an object of hatred for the audience, and they succeed in this. But I personally want more out of my villains. Nothing is revealed of his intentions or motives besides the fact that he is indoctrinated and wants to indoctrinate everyone on Aiga. We only hear him say a line like, "Why didn't she take me?" And maybe I missed out on something but that line is confusing without any backstory. This is another reason a series would be good for this story, is that the characters would have an opportunity to develop more.
The art is pretty decent. It's not really astounding. That is, until you see the scenery. The movie had an opportunity to present us with breathtaking visuals and capitalized on that. Don't watch it in anything less than 720p if you want to truly admire and appreciate the effort the artists put into the scenery. There are also some very heartfelt moments, that could have been accompanied by a better soundtrack. I don't really have any problems with the music choice, it definitely is fitting, but it isn't amazing. And for the magic of a moment to truly be brought out, you need to have both the visuals and the audio.
Overall I give it a pretty strong 8 and I would recommend it on a Sunday night with friends and some ice cream.
The rules said that I shouldn't include summaries and spoilers so I'd best try not to.
If I would live in a place as such. I'd do. No questions.
The real question here is... who's inverted?
To explain how I rated it 10/10 (Outstanding) really easily is because..
From Arts, Sounds to Story.. It's just something I'm looking for.
The surrealism of an environment, the way they made different perspectives for those who live on it. The art is especially amazing, to be honest, I wasn't expecting much at first, but it's worth it.
Now, the main factors is that you'll be able to gouge your eyes out seeing
different.. no.. a myriad amount of scenery, from an Underground Civilization, Inverted City, Mechanical Sky, Ruins of the Surface, The building's Abyss, The moon's ring and much more..
The Music is simply fantastic, It has a touch of fantasy in it and the feels of Sci-fi and realism.
For the romance part (yes there is) it's blocked the view, damn it... but they did do it. (pure minded people should be able to understand the context)
I enjoyed every single frame of this, mind the story is much of a mystery in itself.. It's like I'm looking into one's own world in their mind. It's a visual festival carefully woven into a wonderful anime (animation). It's worth putting along Van Gogh's works (I'm over-complimenting it, but It's my opinion)
There's a lot to it than meets the eye. The questions left unanswered, the curiosity that's really trying to kill you (not that much, but still curious) and everything else that I'm wanting in an anime and stories (I want this in real life too, to be honest)
I can't say that much that'll be helpful for anyone who is willing to watch, wants to watch and is going to watch... also those who have watched.
It's simply something I enjoyed, it feels like time went fast on me tho... If anything else... I'd say this is worth watching, It's got all I wanted (which just makes me want to see something more)
I just feel nice watching this that made me want to write a review.
Oh wow, honestly this is such an amazing movie, it has a great and intriguing story, the timing for the plot twists is really well done, everytime you think you have the story figured out something happens and its mind-blowing. The characters are very well written and the bonds they create and the way interact is so heartwarming. I absolutely love Age, he's brave and loyal and Patema is adorably curious and cheerful.
The art is beautiful, it was the reason why decided to watch it tbh and the soundtrack was really good, making every scene so much more meaningful.
The side characters were nicely done, I
loved Porta, he was such a cutie.
Honestly I can't do more than talking about how good this movie was, if you like sci-fi and light hearted story, I can asure you, you'll love this movie!!!
Just an fyi if you're looking for an expert review go away this is just my first "review" of a movie I thought was really good and one of the better things I've seen as of lately. (I've been on a downward slope of trying to find any good anime to watch, anyway lets get into whatever... this, is)
wow, just wow
fucking great movie
I"ve never seen a show or movie with this inverted idea but it was very interesting and very good
there are no plot holes or anything, while the idea of it is far fetched, (then again it's fucking anime so don't think too
much about science and physics because that will ruin the entire movie for you.) it was very enjoyable and I don't have any issues with it. I want to rate it a 10/10 but it wasn't the best thing I've ever seen, it was definitely lacking in things like audio and the visuals were nice but could make you sick because well it's disorienting and while it has been one of the best if not the best I've seen in quite a while especially for being so detailed, having a great story, and decent characters in just an hour and 30 minutes I feel like it could definitely have more but just because I want more doesn't mean I'll give it a bad rating so yes, My rating - 9/10 I highly recommend watching it, I liked it, you might like it if your into the sci-fi, fantasy genres like I am, I absolutely love sci-fi and fantasy, but again if you don't like to watch things that are just like
hey fuck you physics :D ... Then don't watch this
But I enjoyed it so I will recommend watching this if you don't oh well, and sorry for this being all over the place if you actually read this and find it helpful... somehow... then thank you. Over time I will develop a system and not just say things like whoa that was cool because it's 1 am and I need to sleep cause I have a history test tomorrow. So yeah I'll post more later when I finish things and try to do better reviews, peace!
This is definitely one of those movies where the prospect of seeing another world is a whimsical notion, which means I would have really liked this more as a kid. When I was younger, I would brush off bad storytelling for the sake of spectacle (which is why Star Wars Episode II was my favourite movie for a while). However, my logical, adult brain started picking apart "plot holes" I wouldn't have thought of as a simple-minded child. But if you can move past the little things like that, this is an enjoyable movie.
It would have been a little intense for me as a kid,
but I still would have enjoyed it more then.
Quick Review: Patema Inverted has a very interesting concept which appears to relate to Nazi Germany. While its cast is not particularly strong (hard for them to develop them in such a short time), I feel they are sufficient enough to take you on a beautiful and enjoyable ride. This movie should definitely be given a watch if only for the unique story and pretty animation and sound.
This film is weird! It's full of unanswered questions, mysterious back story and a mysterious setting which is kept a mystery throughout the whole film.
The concept, art and music is all so beautiful and I love these aspects of the film. Visually, Patema Inverted is a beautiful adventure and journey which makes this well worth the watch and something which I am very happy to have on my shelf. The two main characters, Eiji and Patema are also very likeable.
On the other hand, this movie has enormous plot holes which really lets the whole thing down. How and why there is inverted gravity
is left a mystery throughout the film, which is a shame. So, if you decide to watch this film, don't watch it for the sci-fi element, because that bit is virtually non-existent. This film is a story of two types of people from two very different worlds who when they crossover, uncover the long lost history of their worlds.
"Patema: Inverted," after having initially seen the trailer back in 2013, this movie had been on and off my radar since. Through the trailer alone I was captivated by the concept of the "gravity" element and what gives purpose to the titles meaning. To cut the review short, yet succinct of my thoughts...
...much of the characters are tropes, but that doesn't equate to the film being bad, but illuminates a single honest flaw of the film. I think where this film truly shines is in concept being recognized through execution of this inverted world that gives perspective just that, perspective. Without spoiling anything, one could
imagine that this being a film set amongst a dystopian backdrop or at least one that the viewer is introduced to amidst an early break in the first act, that there is a resounding message to be provided and received. In addition, it would be remiss if I were not to mention for art design sake of a very interesting mesh of steampunk and cyberpunk aesthetic for the 2 worlds.
My only true complaint is that the direction perhaps could've been tighter to give/provide more depth to flesh out characters, say for example the militaristic despot leader (his zealot pseudo-religious perspective is weak) and even some scenes, characters and settings (Patema's steampunk home).
Ultimately, I believe the execution of the concept was the adhesive holding everything together and it's in a matter of opinion I suppose that you, myself or we look at it together or separate in an upside-down or downside-up position, in which we absorb and receive this film. I for one rather enjoyed it, though as I said somethings could use adjusting, but it worked well enough especially in the last 10 minutes where everything can turn that upside-down perspective, right-side up...
All-in-all, as I stroke the last few keys for this less than stellar review, I've come to think or rather have deduced that the title "Patema: Inverted" is meant to illude to Patema's (main character's) perspective, thus "Patema('s): Inverted (Perspective)"
Which way is up and which way is down? I'm Loveanime93 and welcome to my Review for Patema Inverted or Sakasama no Patema.
To Start, I didn't know about this anime film I've heard of Studio Rikka who did time of eve but not this film and I only watched this as it was recommended by a sale person at a comic con event. And Boy was it something.
Firstly this film is a mind bender and can give a headache and it will leave you constantly questioning things at least i did.
The story is a simple but original and drives on the different points of views
people have and the best way i can describe this film without spoiling it is that it a truly gripping adventure that will leaving for more and more.
Art Wise, it looks fantastic and is extremely well animated and it can bring in a fear factor to your experience when watching it. And if you afraid of height well it can possible bring it out on you.
Sound wise, it was a lovely soundtrack and the music really fits the film in total and can enhance the experience entirely, but the music isn't the only thing the voice actors are also well done and suit the characters only problem i have is sometimes i missed some of the dilect and had to rewind.
Characters are good and have depth to them and there is some development within them that bring out each of their personalities. The characters superbly drawn and in my view brings out the personality of the character in question i.e the villain has face features reflect the tone of the voice.
Enjoyment wise, i'd say it great to watch alone or with your friend as this film can give you a major headache like it did me and my friend and we loved ever second of it.
If you we're ever thinking of getting them an anime film i'd recommend this as it widens the spectrum of anime that we have out their and i think this anime should get more prestige for what has been given to us as an anime community.
Overall its a charming anime that you will love to watch and is easy on the eye and it will take you on an incredible adventure. highly recommended on a must watch basis.
I had relatively high expectations coming into this movie, but it totally blew them out of the water. Between the pacing, the story, the conflict- this movie kept me interested from beginning to end. I highly encourage anyone who's even thinking about watching to try it- it's only 99 minutes.
No summaries here, but the plot never fails to produce situations which seem relatively likely to happen even the circumstances (exception of one scene). Other than that, a few plot twists kept me guessing at where the story would go next.
I would rate this a 10 even if it was paper cutout
over those backgrounds. The backgrounds are amazingly detailed. It reminded me of Ookami to Koushinryou except on a larger scale. Every piece is highly detailed, to the point where they almost feel real. In particular, the broken bridge under the tower was so well done that I sometimes felt like I was looking at a picture. Still, the character design and animations were never lacking and were pleasing to the eye.
For an emotional movie such as this, an emotional soundtrack is needed. Fortunately, Sakasama no Patema delivers here with a beautiful soundtrack that ranges from curious to melancholy. The ED was particularly nice.
There are really only 2 important characters in Sakasama no Patema- Patema and Eiji. Fortunately, they're interesting enough to keep us satisfied.
Patema- Patema is the princess of her underground kingdom. Does she act like it? No. Instead of being spoiled and acting snobby, she sneaks out to explore at night and maybe get a glimpse of another world. She gets lonely and is afraid of being alone, leading to some rather heart-wrenching scenes in the second act.
Eiji (Age)- Eiji is a high school student (surprise, surprise) who encounters Patema one day. He would have been the most boring character ever if they went with that trope. But instead, he is a rebel, an adventurer, and Patema's one link to the ground. He's not afraid to fight back, and finds wonder in the sky which Patema floats towards.
The chemistry between these 2 is great, and they literally need each other to survive.
There was never a boring point. Also, I found the pacing to be perfect. This movie totally blew my expectations out of the water and I need a sequel.
I've only given 4 shows (including this one) a 10/10. I can say it totally deserves it. Never have I ever found so much enjoyment in a movie. This is a movie you should watch and it deserves twice the attention it's getting.
Patema is a girl that lives in an underground city, all people there wear protective clothes and live a peaceful life. Patema loves exploring, especialy the ‘danger zone’. Even though she was scolded and told not to go there again, her curosity took over and she visited it once more. This time through unexpected events, she falls into the pit leading to the ‘outside world’ where she meets a boy named Age and falls in love with him.
Sakasama no patema is a beatiful story about 2 people from 2 different worlds, meeting each other and falling in love with each other. Even though both are
‘inverted’ for each other, they still were able to relay on each other. In the ‘outside world’ they believe that ‘inverted’ like Patema are demons from underground that will take ‘sinners’ that look into the sky from the ‘outside world’ with them into the skies.
Story has a unique twist. There are 2 not so different worlds, one living on top of the other, because of a failed government experiment, both are inverted to each other aswell.
Sakasama no Patema is completed with amazing music, artwork and animation. Without those things it would be just another romance movie. But with them it makes something special, something that makes you not forget about this movie.
So to sum things up, It is a beatiful romantic story with an unique twist, that is completed with artwork, music and animation.