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This one gave a great story of people affected by the earthquake and tsunami, but it gave no information on radioactivity. The first one had a woman give a rather shallow and almost foolish story about how people could give up electricity if they live like she did, but this one had no info on radioactivity. I think the series is running out of steam.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on WE ARE ALL RADIOACTIVE: EPISODE 2 at TOKYOMANGO
These commercials need to be shown more on trains, where I see guys that could certainly use this product....
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2010 on Catchy commercial for jock itch cream at TOKYOMANGO
I find that kind of warped. It's almost as though their marriages meant nothing to them.
I was really disappointed with Ponyo. Miyazaki's films since Mononoke have let me down, but this one really let me down. There was never a sense of danger - ever! I enjoyed the characters but it was like nothing was ever going to happen. It's like seeing major league baseball players just standing around and not playing a game - pretty boring. SPOILER! Don't read this paragraph if you don't want to know about the story. The other thing that got me was how NO ONE reacted when the ocean took over that city (or was it the whole world? We never know). I mean, the whole city is covered in water, and not a single soul was concerned, or even surprised. Ponyo as a character is cute during most of the movie except her "chicken" stage. If you've seen the movie you know what I mean. Oh yeah, and what triggered her changes? The movie never really gave us an explanation and it was entirely arbitrary. Miyazaki used to make films that were equally appealing to adults and children. Totoro was as magical for adults as it was for kids. But Ponyo doesn't deliver this. There's no conflict in the story at all. The Little Mermaid had a much more compelling plot, as well as one of the best animated villians in animated history. Instead, Ponyo is too light on substance. It felt like eating a sandwich that's just two pieces of bread with nothing in between. Kids may enjoy it, but otherwise I can't recommend it.
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