Summer Wars (2009)

PG   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure

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A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.




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  • Ryûnosuke Kamiki and Nanami Sakuraba in Summer Wars (2009)
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Mamoru Hosoda


Mamoru Hosoda (original story), Satoko Okudera (screenplay), John Burgmeier (head writer), Patrick Seitz (script writer)

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22 June 2013 | cherold
| lovely movie
Summer Wars does a wonderful job of combining touching human Japanese animation with weird monster-fighting stuff. The former is the frame of the movie in which a young man finds himself caught in a friend's family drama involving a really cool old lady and a snarky black sheep. The latter involves a facebook-meets-second-life-meets-everything-else-on- the-internet entity that gets hacked. The two sections are beautifully integrated into a single, fantastic movie.

There are criticisms I could make if I really wanted to. The technology really makes no sense at all, and some remarkable idiocy has to happen in the real world to worsen things in the virtual one. But none of that bothered me, because the characters feel real and the animation in both worlds is absolutely gorgeous.

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Release Date:

1 August 2009


Japanese, English

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,412 26 December 2010

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