15 December 2015 | joekinplaya
Overall a pretty good film; nothing special but heartwarming and very touching
You are Omasou is a very interesting movie. When you first watch it, it feels kind of nerdy and dumb because every characters are dinosaurs with some serious human personalities. The main character is Heart and he goes through some serious confusion and suffering coming to terms of being a meat-eater and being raised by an herbivorous dinosaur as a mother. If you ever watched Land Before Time, that sentiment honestly felt so underwhelming. Here, it's a constant factor that goes on in Heart's mind.
The motif in the film feels a bit generic but I wouldn't necessarily call that bad. I mean after all most Hollywood movies nowadays are generic and no one else seems to mind the exact same format/layout in every movie they watch. Omasou however, is very touching and heartwarming. I couldn't help smile as the first interactions Heart had with Omasou, looking at him for the first time saying "You look delicious." Omasou, just born looking at Heart, thinks Omasou, which in Japanese I think means "delicious" is his name and although Heart's original intentions were to try and get a meal out of it, the two grow extremely close and there are times you would sort of tear up multiple times. Its a good watch for sure and I would probably want a sequel or a spin off show or something.
This is a hidden gem in a haystack. Give it a shot.