Friday, 27 December 2013

Haruhi Review

Specifically, a review of The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. I don't post others' reviews here ordinarily, but this one is very accurate and I think has considerable value.

If you can cope with the sometimes rather obvious editing, and the presenter's manner (no problem to me, but I can see he might not be to everyone's taste) this is worth ten minutes or so of anybody's time who likes a really good story well produced and presented.

I have checked a few of this guy's reviews, and he is genuinely good at this and has an obviously broad knowledge along with considerable personal experience. He looks at story, characters, production, sound, whether subtitling or English voice-dubs are better, personal enjoyment and other factors.

Interestingly, he has rated this movie one of the highest of any he has ever reviewed. Although the opening page of the video warns that it is intended for 'mature audiences', and some of his other reviews are definitely of that type, this one is suitable for those aged (based on film certificates) twelve years or over.

Amazingly, although this review has been on YouTube for just three days, it has received well over a thousand comments there (it's worth skimming through at least a batch of 'em, too) and more than 32,000 viewings...

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