Thoughts on Paprika

Saturday, October 9, 2010 12:31 PM By Simon

-In Satoshi Kon's (ahem) masterpiece, a psychiatrist named Atsuko Chiba uses a new technology called 'DC Mini' to treat her patients in their dreams, under the altar ego Paprika. Soon, however, the technology is stolen, and the line between reality and dreams blurs.

-Whoever called Inception 'Paprika meets [sci-fi/heist/noir movie]' was spot on.

-Holy shit, this movie is fucking awesome. Excuse the ineloquent way of putting it, but shit.

-Or maybe I'm high off the blessed non-dubbed subtitled version that I happened upon. Because no matter what language you speak, dubbing sucks panda balls.

-There's, of course, some freaky-ass images here, that are disturbing enough in anime, but imaging what they'd look like live-action is just not advisable. Like this:

-So much wrong with this particular scene, I'll let you stick with the most obvious.

-It has everything. Mindblowing animation, suspense, horror, avant-garde, comedy, an epic-sweet romance, identity crisis, naked people, dream-surfing, pink hair, capri pants, butterfly people, science fiction, creepy dolls, a motherfucking elephant.


Robert said...

Loved, loved, loved this movie, so much. Unfortunately, I saw it before Inception, and couldn't stop comparing the latter to it (unfavorably). I blame Paprika for me not loving Inception!!! Haha.

No but Paprika is amazing. Glad you liked it. :P

October 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM
Simon said...

Robert: Don't blame Paprika, dear boy, blame the cruel Movie Gods, who pick and choose most unfairly.

October 11, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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