16 May 2019 | cococat-93928
An very unique Chinese animation
I know the few reviewers who are writing here are trying to see this movie through a political light and are dissappointed. But from my perspective as a person who is simply watching to appreciate an animated story, I think this movie is very interesting in its storyline, concept and its unique artstyle which hasn't yet been seen in Chinese animation. This movie is filled with metaphors and philosophical questions on what it means to be human, the control and manipulation of the general population to benefit the few who want to remain in power and the power of love and kindness. There are a lot of hidden messages which is left for the viewer to savour and a lot of questions are left open for the viewer's imagination. Given the strict censorship laws in China, I think the writers and producers made a very brave attempt at self-expression. The artistic expression is something I haven't yet seen before in Chinese animation which has been a through-provoking and refreshing watch. This movie won't appeal to all audiences. It is also not very suitable for young children. If you want to watch this movie, try to take it with an open mind. Perhaps you will reap more harvest that way.