Jan 2, 2020
I would not describe The Laws of The Sun as a conventionally good movie. It's more of, so bad, it's good. If you are looking for a confusing, funny experience or a movie to watch while high with your friends, this is it.
It's a movie made by the Happy Science cult, and I believe it goes over their beliefs, creation story, and chronology. It's kinda like if Christians made "Bible: The Movie." If the Bible had aliens and lizard people. Yes, that's right. Aliens, ancient space gods, lizard people, Satan, and the ultimate god (El Cantare, voiced by freaking Takehito Koyasu) reincarnating as notable
figures throughout history (some fictional some real), all play a significant part in this religion's beliefs.
The story will not make much sense to the average person, but I was enthralled throughout the movie wondering what sort of bat**** crazy thing would happen next. I was constantly confused. This movie left me mentally exhausted. However my enjoyment was high.
The art was surprisingly good. I was actually impressed by the effects in multiple parts throughout the movie.
Sound is fine, some good, fitting music, and the amazing voice talents of Takehito Koyasu. I don't know how they got him to do this film.
Characters are nothing special, you follow a small group of El Cantare's followers that keep reincarnating and El Cantare himself for most of the film. This is when the events aren't being narrated for you by El Cantare.
Would not recommend if you are looking for a logical, story driven movie with good characters. If you want to learn the history of the world on acid, you should have fun.
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