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Mar 15, 2010 12:46 AM

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Absolutely loved this movie. Feel sorry for anyone who didn't watch it in HD.
 
Mar 15, 2010 12:52 PM

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I finally took my time to watch this.

Loved it, nearly cried when all those supporters came to help Natsuki. Reminded me so much of the scene in the Digimon movie when they came together to help Tai and 'Matt'.
 
Mar 15, 2010 2:53 PM

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Certainly the best summer family drama apocalyptic internet chaos video game battle koi-koi -show I've watched.

As a movie, decent.
 
Mar 16, 2010 9:31 AM

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Great Movie!
 
Mar 19, 2010 12:58 AM
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Much better than I expected. Mixes action, drama, comedy and fun into one fantastic film. Has characters that I all love and fantastic animation that should be watched in HD. I can't wait for the next film from Hosoda Mamoru. 10/10. If you've seen all the Ghibli films then check this out.
 
Mar 19, 2010 3:38 AM

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I thought this movie was going to be lame and boring when I first saw some pics of the movie,

But what the hay, I decided to watch this movie anyways and what do you know,

Never Judge a Book by its Cover.

10/10

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Mar 19, 2010 1:52 PM

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This was essentially a longer and more sophisticated version of Digimon: Children's War Game. Fucking awesome.
 
Mar 21, 2010 5:22 PM
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Nowhere near as good as the girl who leapt through time.
 
Mar 22, 2010 4:30 AM

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I scored it fine cus the tiring end, ok family stuff, oz/internet topic, all good since I expected something different and calmly in this movie, loved how the family developed themselves just like a normal day in a big family in fact the movie is totally worth the time at the first 1 hour but then it fell off in the classic cliché, yeah I may sound like I hater(I´m a hater of the same)Anyway if the movie didn't fall off in such cliche of until everyone appear I cannot win this I would score it up to 9 since loved lot of what was going on until the girl needed the world to WIN..., oh well next then.

Just what happen when you watch too much anime I guess.
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Mar 22, 2010 10:03 AM

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That grandma is ROCK!
I really love the scene when she called all her friends or relatives that was EPIC

Didn't really like the battle though,

Grandma like whoa?
 
Mar 22, 2010 5:26 PM

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LOL at nose bleeding at the end :P

Are you the bloody applause monkey? Keep your sh*t comments to yourself or go troll on 4chan.
 
Mar 22, 2010 10:37 PM

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Despite how contrived the plot elements were (world agencies allowing a system that barfs decryptable passwords on an authentication error to control satellite trajectories and power grids... uhm... o...k), the portrayal of the chaos of a nuclear family was just wonderful; and that house, ohmygod.
Wonderful film; just short of perfect because of the admittedly stupid elements. 9/10 for me.
 
Mar 23, 2010 1:27 AM

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When I rewatched Digimon: Our War Game for the first time - ten years after seeing it in theaters as a kid - I was completely wowed by just about every aspect of the film. "If only there was more anime like this," I thought to myself, "And to think, this was made way back in 2000. Imagine how great something like this would be today, a decade later."

Well, in Summer Wars, I got my wish. The movie embodied everything I loved about Hosoda's second Digimon film - in fact, it was almost the same movie. Summer Wars was basically Our War Game brought back to life a decade later, replacing the familiar Digimon characters with a crazy new family, expanding on the real-world aspects, and somehow receiving a significant boost to the already impressive artwork. All I really could have asked for was a slight change in the actual chain of events, but I liked the original story enough that the near-carbon copy didn't bother me much.

Sure there were some parts of the movie that were really stupid or unrealistic, like the flagrantly insecure technology or the cheesy over-the-top-ness of the final battle or the fact that the fate of the world lies in the hands of a single family and everyone in the world is magically online at the same time and knows how to donate their account to the cause (which was pretty much the only problem I had with Digimon). But really, the positives in Summer Wars so far outweigh the negatives that it's very easy to just accept the scenario for what it is and enjoy the film. Which is all that Summer Wars really wants you to do.

Excellent movie. Would recommend. 8/10.

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Mar 25, 2010 3:50 PM

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Summer Wars was very enjoyable. 9/10 (or 4 out of 5).

The resemblance with Digimon's Our War Game was a tadbit upsetting though (I'm aware they're from the same director and all, I just wasn't expecting such resemblance. Maybe I shouldn't have seen OWG when I was younger).

At first I was like ヽ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ. But then I was like ┐( ̄ー ̄)┌.
 
Mar 27, 2010 8:27 PM
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Sure, the story was predictable (Digimon + Skynet)....but the EXECUTION...BRILLIANT.

10/10
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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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Mar 28, 2010 7:03 AM
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Nowhere near as good as the girl who leapt through time.


1st 80 minutes was brilliant. However, the casino part was overplayed.

8/10.

I thought Kazuma was a girl for more than an hour (until I realized they call him kun and his shisho used kare). I actually wanted him to get together with Kenji. /facepalm.

It felt really Japanese and really American at the same time.
 
Mar 28, 2010 7:57 AM
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I thought Kazuma was a girl for more than an hour (until I realized they call him kun and his shisho used kare). I actually wanted him to get together with Kenji. /facepalm.



So, I never thought you were into shota XD
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The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
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On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
 
Mar 28, 2010 11:23 AM
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How to get an introverted computer geek to get a popular girl? Well, create a completely fictional world and ridiculous circumstances, and then have him save the world...

Honestly, as silly boy fantasies go, this one was really overdone.
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Mar 28, 2010 1:49 PM
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wakka9ca said:
Malestel said:


I thought Kazuma was a girl for more than an hour (until I realized they call him kun and his shisho used kare). I actually wanted him to get together with Kenji. /facepalm.



So, I never thought you were into shota XD

I wanted him to fall for kenji when i thought he was a she:D or whatever. <3 short haired gals. And Natsuki was really irritating in the 1st half of the show. Like how he used Kenji and followed her uncle around and some other selfish moments. Oh well.
 
Mar 29, 2010 2:57 AM

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The movie wasn't that great, just decent for me (7/10). It's hard to believe they keep important data on a social media network (OZ), creating an evil AI with no fail safe if something were to occur, and it was definitely not in any way better than TGWLTT.

The beginning of the movie was good and they should've stuck with a drama romance story, that would've been better than this.
 
Mar 29, 2010 12:37 PM

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Watched it last night, giving my thoughts now.

Sure, the plot was totally contrived and ridiculous (and a bit too similar to the Digimon Movie), but I had fun watching, which is more or less all I want from "family" films. I really enjoyed the family's interactions, and the way they reminded me of the times my extended family would get together. On that note, I felt Natsuki and Kenji's personalities were underdeveloped, as was their relationship. That's probably my main complaint with Summer Wars. Overall, I'd give it a high 7 or low 8 out of ten.
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Mar 29, 2010 12:54 PM
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The best film I've seen recently =D

Now I've got the urge to learn Hanafuda XD
 
Apr 1, 2010 9:22 PM

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GODDAMN
I loved this movie so much.
Half the amazing art, half the amazing story by Hosoda.


 
Apr 2, 2010 8:03 AM

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Probably my favorite anime movie.
 
Apr 3, 2010 4:58 PM

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What a beautiful movie. The emphasis on family was so mesmerizing. Not only are there blood related but, those who you've came across through the years will help you in time of need. This movie truly displays the power of relationships and how one should cherish these bonds.

9.499/10 but, what the heck, 10/10.
 
Apr 3, 2010 8:05 PM

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It was a fairly enjoyable film overall, but the contrived plot devices and similarities to Bokura no War Game were a bit distracting. I can't help but wonder if I would have enjoyed it more had I not already seen Bokura no War Game.
 
Apr 4, 2010 9:51 PM

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Pretty good movie.
The story was ok and the concepts were pretty interesting, but it lagged in bits and felt underdeveloped at times.

The animation was epic though and the cgi was top notch!

7/10


 
Apr 6, 2010 4:02 AM
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Nuge said:

The beginning of the movie was good and they should've stuck with a drama romance story, that would've been better than this.

Though movie was enjoyable 7/10
 
Apr 7, 2010 12:45 AM

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It was okay and the animation quality was perfect but I was let down because I expected more?

Though I like that Hanafuda was included because I used to love that game and the movie was fun to watch.
 
Apr 7, 2010 11:50 PM

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I live in America, and I have never seen a greater movie. This was freakin beast. It was hilarious and the Oz part of the movie was absouelty insane. At first I didn't exactly get what Oz was, but as I got a hang of it and the movies plot began, I became entrolled and chills were crawling down my back. I loved Kenji-kun and his skills, that was true epicness. I'm glad that the movie didn't revolve around romance, but actually had action (even though it was in a game). King K was kick-ass, also... just throwing that out there.
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Parts that were hilarious to me;

"Can we just sit around and eat lunch?"
"It was part of her will!"

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"I don't know what's going on... but, arigato!"
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Along with the main plot, I like the side lesson about how family is a the most important thing. That's probably what made the movie more injoyable for people... the funny, huge family being involved in everything and the little kids always making situations funnier. Grandmm will be missed, though. Hopefully now that Kenji-kun made a promise, will join the family >.<

I'm stuck between a 9 and a 10 for this movie. The reason being that I somehow enjoyed the first half of the movie more than the second half. Probably because in the first half is when everyone starts to realize whats happening and that Kenji was a criminal (that night when he got a text and randomly broke the code... damn, that was amazing). So, that part was the most enjoyable for me.

*sorry for the longness, i just really liked the movie(:*
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Apr 9, 2010 2:36 AM

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i came... nuff said.

(but seriously, a great anime movie, that left me wanting more >.>)
 
Apr 10, 2010 1:26 AM

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Some really strong characters, some really absurd moments and a damn strong movie. And the guy got the girl. 9/10
 
Apr 13, 2010 7:06 PM

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probably the best anime movie ive seen recently just wow, animation and characters were just awesome
 
Apr 14, 2010 7:06 PM

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You might think what's the use of learning math (like myself because I'm not good at math), but this movie is the proof of math being useful!



↑ I just wanted to say that :P

I enjoyed the movie, except for my internet connection destroying the fun of watching it. 7 or 8/10.
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Apr 18, 2010 11:47 PM
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awesome movie too bad i wish it could have been longer :) so awesome that im watching on a Sunday night and its 1 am already
 
May 2, 2010 7:40 AM

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This is one of the best movie that i've ever picked randomly, truly remarkable 9/10 :3

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May 7, 2010 4:28 PM

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It's been a while since I've watched such a fun movie. I hope it gets dub in Castellano or in English soon.
7-8/10
 
May 8, 2010 12:37 PM
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W-wow. It was amazing, I sit in front of my laptop 2 hours without any moves... story is very interesting, unique, and well balanced (I mean, we have action, next something 'relaxing' happen, and so on). Characters are fantastic too, graphics is really, really good. I enjoy it so much ^^

So, 10/10 for me :D
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May 9, 2010 1:25 AM

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Omg i hate like everyone want deep characters etc for god sake i dont want to watch only deep,epresing etc anime.
And characters in this were believable just normal people .
Only letdown was Kenji and Natsuki there was not much development in their relationship and confesion at end has been unbelievable.
Story needed little more space at least 30 minutes more for better development.
 
May 9, 2010 3:44 PM
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Oh my god, one of the most boring, predictable, ridiculous movie I've ever seen.
I /facetabled many, many times during the casino part and thereafter.
Yay for a bunch of (japanese) kids saving the world, yet again! Originality banzai!
4/10.
 
May 14, 2010 9:00 AM

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What an amazing movie! Loved the mix between the real world and the OZ world!
10/10

 
May 20, 2010 9:50 AM

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Was really enjoyable and very good imo. The art was especially good so for me its a 10/10.
 
May 20, 2010 12:32 PM
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that was a little bit special. I didn't expect it to be but it was truly a great film.
 
May 22, 2010 12:12 AM

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great movie i enjoyed it a lot ^_^


 
May 22, 2010 1:29 PM
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I loved this.
The mental code-cracking was crazy
 
May 23, 2010 1:35 PM

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Wow... just wow. 10/10
 
May 24, 2010 6:03 AM

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Still can't believe but i really enjoyed it. 8/10.
 
May 27, 2010 1:00 AM

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It was an OK movie. The second half just had several annoying things that ruined a lot of the enjoyment for me.

The designs for everything, especially OZ, were pretty amazing, and the family theme was used well, but that's about it.

Natsuki and Kenji had an bland, underdeveloped relationship and she tooled him as a prop most of the time.

The hanafuda game was extremely anticlimactic - who even knows how to play that? It was just like, okay, pretty pictures. Absolutely no tension because apparently Love Machine sucks at hanafuda and doesn't learn from its mistakes and will continue betting obscene amounts because...

Also, that scene where grandma was calling everyone had no result. ...it was one of her shining moments and it seems like nothing came of it.

And how they made the US the cause of all this... felt like they were attacking the country, and it left a bad taste in my mouth. Makes no sense to even a grade schooler why anyone would run such a test on a huge public network that apparently had information like satellite codes (not a smart setup there either) or whatever if they wanted to get away with it.

I just wouldn't trust a pair of whales named John and Yoko. urgh.
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May 31, 2010 11:47 AM

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That was one of the better movies I've watched in a long time. Not the best but really really good! I'll give it an 8/10

Loved all the brand name items in it XD Dell, iPhone, Windows, to name a few.

Also, This makes my 100th anime watched! WOOT
 
Jun 2, 2010 11:10 PM

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This movie is awesome . I wonder if our life could be like that too in the coming future hahahahahahaha !!


 
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