Tombstone of the Fireflies (2008)

  |  Drama, War


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Set during World War II, the film follows a young brother and sister as they attempt to survive the aftermath of the firebombing of Kobe City.


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2 November 2017 | Platypuschow
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| Tombstone of the Fireflies: Ridiculous rushed remake
I cannot figure out for the life of me why just 3yrs since the last live action remake of the 1988 they remade the classic again.

Grave Of The Fireflies is such good literature I firmly believe it should be taught in schools, its a work of art and it's anime was a masterpiece. Ontop of that the 2005 live action was a roaring success and an outstanding piece of cinema despite being a straight to television movie.

This much not needed remake is a compacted version of the tale that had trimmed the beginning and changed the ending altogether.

It all looks so very rushed, incompetently made, amateurish performances (Which is unforgivable for something like this) and the changes outright killed it.

I'm a huge fan of Grave Of The Fireflies but make no mistake this isn't it.

Watch the 1988 anime or the 2005 live action and forget about this pathetic excuse for storytelling.

The Good:

It's Grave Of The Fireflies.....kinda

The Bad:

Compacted story

Much of the story has been changed altogether

They changed the ending!

Poor performances

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Mass graves can be respectful to, right?

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Genres

Drama | War

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Release Date:

5 July 2008

Language

Japanese


Country of Origin

Japan

Filming Locations

Japan

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