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King Of Thorn (Ibara no O) Reviews

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October 16, 2016
This was so bad, the first 20mins sets it up nicely, as if its a more polished version of the graphic novel its based on. This they proceed to burn the book and turn it into a full blown fairytale. The original did not shove the sleeping Beauty thing in your face like this, there was no constant pinky promises and the monsters were hella cooler and more organic then this. Characters that developed in the book did not really do so here, and vice versa. I am so disappointed in the case of Katherine Turner, here in the movie she lacks something more relatable and doesn't grow from a heart broken mother to a complete badass as she does in the books. Tim by far annoyed the hell out of me with nearly every word he said being about his video game, in the book tim was reserved but quick thinking and willing to help. In short, get the books. Tto hell with shitty CGI scrap of a movie.
½ August 29, 2016
If you read the manga, do not see this movie. It was so incredibly different from the books that it may as well have been a completely separate entity all together. If you have not read the manga, I imagine it actually isn't terrible.
½ July 28, 2016
A great start that goes from intense and horrifying to yet another ridiculous anime style story.
June 6, 2014
Like a lot of anime, this starts out very well and is wholly compelling for the first half, then it gets verrryy complicated with random dreamlike flashbacks that explain very little. I always end up feeling a bit dumb because when these films get to that point I just lose touch with the story and end up not understanding what the *bleep* just happened. So, great to a point but ultimately confusing and unsatisfying.
February 23, 2014
nakakasabaw ng utak @ 2014 Nihongo Fiesta
December 6, 2013
It was an okay anime, however there are quite the similarities with the blue gender series, anyways its a fun watch but dont expect too much!
½ July 3, 2013
A wonderfully imaginative movie, putting a spin on the familiar tale of Sleeping Beauty. An unstoppable and uncurable virus is spreading throughout the world, and a select few are chosen to be put in cold sleep until a cure is found. But all is not as it seems... Kings of Thorns has it all---with plenty of action, depth and great characters.
½ January 7, 2013
A unique movie made of familiar pieces, it's a worthwhile viewing, but I'm not sure if there's too much plotting for what little it's about or if the center of the movie is too small to completely hold up everything. This movie has a lot of stuff. A global pandemic, corporate/religious conspiracies, government conspiracies, religious parallels, mythological parallels, fairy tail parallels, hard science fiction, basic science fiction, messing with dreams and reality, red herrings, misdirections, 90-degree plot turns (plot holes, too), and all of this at the service of an emotional center that's very simple and personal. To its credit, though, it constantly kept me involved and sometimes surprised me with where the movie was actually going, which is kind of neat when most of these Twilight Zone setups tend to put a new coat of paint on an old jalopy.
December 11, 2012
A very good movie.
Sunrise seldom disappoints.
The plot twists are pretty good, i had a moment of "OH!! WAIT!!! Ive figured it out!!!"
Just before the big reveal which is satisfying.
December 8, 2012
A beautiful production from the Sunrise team. An anime film that everyone can enjoy, with elements similar to Resident Evil, Cube and even Evangelion. With beautiful cinematic and epic fight scenes this film is a through enjoyable watch. Very underrated. Movie goers should watch for sure.
Super Reviewer
½ November 30, 2012
A group of randomly chosen volunteers are cryogenically frozen to escape a petrification virus, but wake up to a world overrun by monsters. Overlooked, but it has everything anime fans crave: psychedelic visuals, non-stop action, a convoluted, mindbending sci-fi plot, and schoolgirls in ridiculously short skirts.
May 19, 2012
this was a great movie! so much mystery and excitement :)
½ March 7, 2012
great anime! If you like akira, gits and paprika, check this one out.
½ February 12, 2012
Nice animation and interesting ideas. The story itself has a nice twist, but I would have wanted more.
½ December 20, 2011
Shizuko: "Where there are no wishes, no miracles happen either."
December 16, 2011
Goed verhaal met een leuk plot. wel soms verwarrend met het aantal flash-backs...
½ November 9, 2011
cool plot, not so cool characters and dialog
September 4, 2011
La recomiendo... muy buena trama, aunque confusa... pero vale la pena...
August 8, 2011
D'un cyber-onirisme visuel qui n'est pas sans rappeler les "Ghost in the shell" de Mamoru Oshii, "Le Roi des Ronces" se range egalement dans les oeuvres d'anticipation metaphysiques comme les Japonais savent les concocter. Outre l'interêt offert par le traitement du sujet - en gros, La Belle au Bois dormant revisitee par Matrix, Aliens et Resident Evil -, cet Anime seduit egalement par sa parfaite maitrise des principes du Survival tels qu'etablis par les jeux video et le cinema hollywoodiens, un genre finalement peu exploite par les films d'animation. Cependant, le passage d'une serie à un long-metrage ne s'est pas fait sans dommages et "Le roi des ronces" semble souvent tente de mettre en avant ses evidents appâts visuels pour faire oublier un scenario rendu confus et elliptique par le format film, mais dont les grandes lignes permettent de percevoir le reel potentiel.
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