Memories Reviews

  • Sep 15, 2018

    really good movie, i really love "magnetic rose" and "cannon folder", but "stink bomb" has certainly good animations but is really under the two other parts

    really good movie, i really love "magnetic rose" and "cannon folder", but "stink bomb" has certainly good animations but is really under the two other parts

  • Dec 23, 2017

    animation is beautiful and vivid. however the story is not so catchy. it is rather boring. the world is big and interesting, the screenplay could be so much better.

    animation is beautiful and vivid. however the story is not so catchy. it is rather boring. the world is big and interesting, the screenplay could be so much better.

  • Feb 28, 2016

    A very solid anthology, all of them intriguing for different reasons. But as a whole, they don't work that well together. I don't know if it would be any different if their order had been reshuffled.

    A very solid anthology, all of them intriguing for different reasons. But as a whole, they don't work that well together. I don't know if it would be any different if their order had been reshuffled.

  • Sep 17, 2014

    Although the second and the third story can't measure with the first one, that is because what a story Magnetic Rose is! It is a visually astounding, original, very interesting, emotional and an all around very well-made segment that helps transcend the overall film to a status of very good. Memories is a great viewing experience and one of the better anime films from the nineties the does not come from Studio Ghibli.

    Although the second and the third story can't measure with the first one, that is because what a story Magnetic Rose is! It is a visually astounding, original, very interesting, emotional and an all around very well-made segment that helps transcend the overall film to a status of very good. Memories is a great viewing experience and one of the better anime films from the nineties the does not come from Studio Ghibli.

  • Aug 31, 2014

    I'm not a big fan of anime, but wanted to see this one as it gets a lot of good reviews. It's a collection of 3 unrelated stories. The first one is the most elaborate visually, but it was was a bit too drawn out and hearing European characters speak Japanese was weird. The second story is a darkly hilarious black comedy, it worked perfectly in the anime format. The third story was unexpectedly serious, and its message was all too familiar, to me anyway. It was interesting and original, but coming after the "comedic" segment, it was the least entertaining.

    I'm not a big fan of anime, but wanted to see this one as it gets a lot of good reviews. It's a collection of 3 unrelated stories. The first one is the most elaborate visually, but it was was a bit too drawn out and hearing European characters speak Japanese was weird. The second story is a darkly hilarious black comedy, it worked perfectly in the anime format. The third story was unexpectedly serious, and its message was all too familiar, to me anyway. It was interesting and original, but coming after the "comedic" segment, it was the least entertaining.

  • Aug 08, 2014

    An anime anthology film that sees both Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) directing portions. The two directed by those mentioned are incredible. The awkward middle one..... not so much. Kon's especially is amazing.

    An anime anthology film that sees both Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue) and Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira) directing portions. The two directed by those mentioned are incredible. The awkward middle one..... not so much. Kon's especially is amazing.

  • Mar 30, 2014

    A strange compilation of three films with very different themes, tones, and styles - a depressed, psychedelic, and nostalgic "Magnetic Rose" - a chaotic, hilarious, cheerful and head-scratching "Stink Bomb" - and a surreal and deeply allegoric "Cannon Fodder". It is really hard for me to figure out the link between the three, and their link to the common title "Memories" - a line of memories from the operatic classic futuristic past in "Magnetic Rose" to the realistic yet unrealistic punk present in "Stink Bomb" and finally to the past (World War I)-reflecting steampunk/totalitarian/post-apocalyptic future in "Cannon Fodder" perhaps? A strange and very uneven film, luckily enough, still very enjoyable.

    A strange compilation of three films with very different themes, tones, and styles - a depressed, psychedelic, and nostalgic "Magnetic Rose" - a chaotic, hilarious, cheerful and head-scratching "Stink Bomb" - and a surreal and deeply allegoric "Cannon Fodder". It is really hard for me to figure out the link between the three, and their link to the common title "Memories" - a line of memories from the operatic classic futuristic past in "Magnetic Rose" to the realistic yet unrealistic punk present in "Stink Bomb" and finally to the past (World War I)-reflecting steampunk/totalitarian/post-apocalyptic future in "Cannon Fodder" perhaps? A strange and very uneven film, luckily enough, still very enjoyable.

  • Mar 10, 2014

    Three stories to bend your mind and entertain

    Three stories to bend your mind and entertain

  • Dec 28, 2013

    A trilogy of wonderful and vastly different tales targeted to a mature anime audience who prefer their films to be a little more cerebral. A masterpiece.

    A trilogy of wonderful and vastly different tales targeted to a mature anime audience who prefer their films to be a little more cerebral. A masterpiece.

  • Apr 24, 2013

    A delightful mashup of several distinct spirits in a single collection. Magnetic Rose challenges conventions and offers a swelling physiological portrait, Stink Bomb hurls a haphazard everyman into the teeth of a military juggernaut determined to save humanity from... him, and Cannon Fodder sketches a beautifully desolate society in which live revolves around the rifling of its myriad cannons, all firing punctually into oblivion at an unseen foe. Each piece contributes a special magic in animation and subject matter, and the conventions of traditional animation are defied and expanded in each director's preferred direction, most notably Mr. Otomo's sweeping, twisting camera movements that unfold a massive cannon's lair to his viewers.

    A delightful mashup of several distinct spirits in a single collection. Magnetic Rose challenges conventions and offers a swelling physiological portrait, Stink Bomb hurls a haphazard everyman into the teeth of a military juggernaut determined to save humanity from... him, and Cannon Fodder sketches a beautifully desolate society in which live revolves around the rifling of its myriad cannons, all firing punctually into oblivion at an unseen foe. Each piece contributes a special magic in animation and subject matter, and the conventions of traditional animation are defied and expanded in each director's preferred direction, most notably Mr. Otomo's sweeping, twisting camera movements that unfold a massive cannon's lair to his viewers.