This is the other story of the world of Harry Potter.It was almost no relation between Harry Potter's stories and this story. Because its era is in the early 20th century and location is in New York.
I was really excited about an action of magics because it was my memory of childhood which I saw Harry Potter.
Personally, I believe that characteristic and attractive points of Harry Potter films are obviously in the school life in Hogwarts and youth's acting. These contents make a symphysis and an ambition in children's mind. But this film doesn't have that.
This is Charlie Chaplin's quite famous film. Charlie Chaplin is working in a factory. His salary is not enough and his job is boring. Slightly he was going to be crazy.
It describing kind of irony for the society. I'm not sure what was that properly but I can feel he wanted to try to explain something.
My curious was in its set design. In particular, in a scene of the factory, I really impressed about the detailed gears in the factory.
It is obviously explained that life doesn't change easily. And sometimes it depends on the wealth. Charlie Chaplin and its world look so fancy. But actually, it is representing a serious reality in this world.
A couple of songs are really famous and I think these are quite catchy. These obey to the style of Early American style of music (like CHICAGO...) And dance performances in this film are also quite artistic and iconic. But the problem is.. obviously in a script.
Because I think that the performances are not so much necessary.. but it took little bit long time. Communication between the story and songs are OK. But I'm not sure why is this story too serious? Musics sound like so positive and fancy.. On the other hand, the story is sort of nightmare. I couldn't accept an end.
The worst thing is.. 20minutes before of the end, the story seems to be a happy ending. However, too much unlucky events are happen within 20 minutes. every atmosphere altered and I thought that every key points in this film mean nothing because of this rubbish ending.
This sort of problem also happen on the " The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as well..
Its story is also strange. But it is obvious that the Rocky Horror Picture Show's script means nothing. It just focus on making a strange atmosphere, characters, and a worth as a entertainment show. But Sweet Charity, is not.
I thought that this movie is so fancy. However, some of the contents are so realistic. For example, It depicted the loneliness of elder person. And depressed feeling which came from the wife's death. Carl felt like he lost everything.
The first moment is so sad. It shows the relationship of Carl and his wife, Ellie. They met when they were in childhood. They loved adventure. Some years later, they were married. Carl and Ellie promised to go to the South America one day. However, They couldn't make a money and opportunity to go to the South America. Many times were passed and they got elder. Ellie got a sick and couldn't go South America whole life.
These scenes are great. But I guess this atmosphere and an adventure scene is separated. I couldn't find the relation.
So the balance of this movie between the first half and the second half are not equal. I prefer the first half.
I already watched 1 and 3 but actually, I never watched 2.
Jessie's story is so embarrassed me. That was so sad. A girl who had Jessie is mad. I can't do such a thing for my dolls.
However, also I thought about my toys. I have many toys in my house but recent years, I didn't touch them.
I guess many people think about same things as me. Honestly, the world of Toy Story is sometimes scared me. Because toys aren't died ever, but Toys never forget their owners. This is so sad and scary for me. I can't leave my toys!
A quality of animation is quite good. Dream world is really individual which contains a lot of Japanese culture like a Japanese doll, Torii, Japanese parade float.. I imagined that is like a Japanese matsuri.
Story, was so complicated. A man who is inventor made DC mini which can go inside of someone's dream. But this invention is not completed. One day someone stole DC mini and use it for bad. many people go inside the strong dream and went to be crazy.
"Paprika" decided to struggle with this problem.
Maybe all of audiences couldn't understand this properly. However that is correct way to see this film. I guess that director want to make confuse for audiences. Audiences can immerse its world deeply by this chaotic mood.