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Patema Inverted

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I think this is the best non-Ghibli anime movie I have seen so far. I liked the story, characters, (especially Porta, the real hero) and the cool setting. I guess maybe it is Ghibli like in terms of tone and an overbearing moral lesson being crammed into our heads... but I was happy to have a break from globy Ghibli tears.

 

If any of you saw it,what did you think? What is your favorite non-Ghibli movie?

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Haven't seen it, but I love Ghibli films (who doesn't? ^^) so if the CaNz compares it to those, I will definitely check it out!

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"The CaNz" kinda makes me sound like a mob boss! Maybe I should do a name change. d:

 

I think you'd enjoy it YuGi. Let me know what you think once you're done.

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I enjoyed it, but the big twist was spoiled just from being observant during the beginning of the movie. :dry:

I think my favorite part was how well it conveyed the terror of being able to fall into the sky with the switches between normal and inverted viewpoints.

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I didn't know there was a twist.

[Spoiler]other than the scientists were the underground people... but that seemed unimportant... or that you could land on the sky somehow.[/spoiler]

 

I actually have no fear of hights for some reason, so I was thinking they were going overboard. The exception being when they dangled eachother around with one hand. I imagined gravity to be normal... so that would be like holding someone thats hanging off a cliff.

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[spoiler]The twist is that Patema and the rest of the inverted people living underground are normal, and the people on the "surface" are actually the inverted ones. Most of the movie leads you to think Patema's people are inverted until near the end, but if you pay attention to the scenes in the beginning when she's exploring the big shaft, you can see the walkways are built to be upright to the underground people. Why would normal people build upside-down walkways in an excavation shaft when they'd be the ones using them while constructing underground dwellings for the inverted people?[/spoiler]
I don't particularly have a fear of heights, but the idea of there being nothing but the roof of my house stopping me from flying out into space is still unsettling.

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Well I feel dumb.

[spoiler] I am glad I asked, because I didn't realize either one was inverted. I thought when the device went off it pulled up a bunch of stuff and altered the world so that half of its gravity went the other way. I assumed there were essentially two worlds, like in Upside Down (I saw the movie two years ago but I was reminded instantly) The second world just being a construction makes the sky ground plausable... though now I don't know how the people got confused about their worlds origin, why the kids parents wanted to float down to the artificial sky at all, or why the outside world let the children of tragic gravity victims be totally cut off and run by a cult.[/spoiler]

 

I am not sure what is worse, falling into the sky or splatering on the ground. doing things like putting christmas lights up on an appartment building has definitly had me in a much more dangerous position than that cabin roof. I logicly should be afraid... I just am not... and I try not to think much about why incase it could cause me to start fearing hights. Its been a very useful feat of mine.

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[spoiler]There's a lot of questions the movie left unanswered, yeah. It explained a bit about how the gravity of things got inverted in the first place and how the two groups of people started living underground, but then pretty much nothing about how history became so twisted. That's actually my biggest complaint about it.[/spoiler]

The thing about falling from a great height and hitting the ground is that there's still a chance of living. But if you fall into the sky, you're just dead. And not even a quick death by blunt trauma as you'd likely die from hitting something, but a painful death by suffocation and decompression.

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[SPOILER] Yeah, It was an easy enough world to fall into at the start of the movie, but the whole plot started to make the world less immersive. When the secret police guy betrayed the evil guy I was like 'If you disagreed with him, why didn't you do anything before?' he made police guy kill an innocent man to cover up a truth they claim not to know, and he tortured Patemas dad to death... then threatens to kill Patema, and would have been the cause of both kids dying if the flying machine wasn't found or intact. Suddenly having a change of heart makes no sense. Also why do they have weapons in the first place. When the scientists moved them in did they just figure people needed fancy net guns to survive? [/spoiler]

 

With my luck I pretty much can count on dying either way.(whenever my friends talk about apocalyptic scenarios I never plan because if it ever  were to happen, I'd definitly die in the initial disaster.)

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