Beautifully written and animated, this technical wonder explores the thought provoking and complex themes of life, its monothony, people eating each others poops and racism via the shown of hybrid animal-mans. There is even an ass face guy. Literally.
Its very true to life. Its a harsh world, people die. People are betrayed, even by their closest friends. Or by some bird man with an ass face. There are metaphors and symbolism to read. This is a story that doesn't wait for the viewer to catch up with it, it moves ever forward, the intensity of the momentum consistently increases as the journey goes on.
The Midnight Parasites is a gem that does not shine, but it is a beautiful work of art all the same. Every time I watch, I feel its a new experience as I join the characters in this wild, emotional ride.
I could write more paragraphs but it would be pointless. Go, watch it. And see for yourself. Be wary, for this is only a ride for those who are willing to challenge themselves, and their perception of reality as we all know it.read more
This short is weird, to put it simply. There isn't really a story or plot, this is just a ten minute view of a world. And what a world! A distopian landscape of dead trees and corpses inhabited by monstrous insects, flying leviathans and unfortunate people. The people are dismembered, used as hosts for insect larvae, and are frequently eaten and defecated. If you've ever seen the hell scenes by Hieronymus Bosch, particularly the Garden of Earthly Delights, there is great similarity. The work also echos the misfortune of Edward Gorey's cartoons and the absurdities of Monty Python. If you liked any of these, give it a try.read more
That was an awesome animation about the animators nightmares, it was made in the 70s one guy made, excellent animation the backgrounds are all surreal. Seems like nature is telling the guy "watch out for parasites and shit" great stuff if only more people would animate their nightmares. Btw for those who think that the animation is shit, note that it was all done by one man in the 70s who had limited equipment so appreciate his ability to tranlate his dream onto paper I doubt you could do the same.
Well, this actually ended up being one of Kuri Yoji's better works that I've seen thus far. Still that's not saying much.
The art is a step above his other productions, but still doesn't look great. I thought the monster designs were interesting, but everything looks really rough, and things still don't move fluidly whatsoever.
The story is basically nonexistant. In true Kuri Yoji fashion, weird things just happen one after the other. While you're watching it, you're not really sure what's going on. It's also one of his longest shorts, being 10 minutes long... and by the end, the whole thing has overstayed it's welcome, since nothing has really happened at all.
The soundtrack isn't compelling, but it also isn't offensively bad, just really really bland. I'd say the sound effects are also kind of bland, but to take it a step further, the sound effects are pretty lacking.
Overall, this is just a poorly made little short which has some interesting, strange, elements to it, but it fails to capitalize on these elements whatsoever.read more