Shikiller wrote:it's too weird so far, the philosophy is pretentious and ilogical at times, and the characters and plot are too hard to understand. It's a must to have previous knowledge about the novels to fully understand the stories.
The animation and OST are awesome.
Yeah, the philosophy feels a bit pretentious at times, let's accept it, almost no one
talks like that:
-Oh! she probably couldn't fly that moment!
-A wound that may never heal but will always ache! that is the kind of scar she bears!
(I just typed some stuff that came to my mind that somehow resemble some parts of the story, don't think of them as carbon copies of actual spoken lines)
And the list could go on and on, but hey! let's face it, it's supposed to be a bit theatrical at times, maybe even corny. I think that's part of the attractive factor of the movie, at least to me.
As for illogical philosophy, I did find it understandable most, if not all, of the times, so there are no drawbacks in the "understandbility" department (I have no idea if that word exists, I think not). The plot is quite easy to follow, you only have to pay attention to what is happening and what has happened before, with that knowledge you can pretty much order it as it is meant to be. I don't think that one has to have read the novels to like and understand this series, in fact I have only read the first chapter after watching the first episode, and I have watched all three eps. It could help to know
that this is based ina novel, so as to know what to expect, a story that may feel a bit choppy at times.
Overall, I think this is a good miniseries, but you can't consider each one of them as a stand-alone movie, or else it will suck, badly
. I'm afraid that, to the common crowd, it would have to be watched all 7 in a row to understand it enough and like it. But most important, as I said before, this can't be considered your average miniseries, you have to have a liking for weird things or else this will be boring and uninteresting at most, if not considered just pure shit.
"I settled for that shriek. Those dull vacant eyes... oiled cabbage stench of her...! [...] You know what? I'm sorry if I'm not gonna do this the way you want me to or the way you might. But I will not make an angel out of someone who wasn't an angel...!" -Chief Tyrol, on his beloved wife.
Have you heard about the saying that goes something like "drunk people and kids tell no lies"? Well, that's just a fallacy.