Paprika - Anime Movie

Mansi14
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Paprika
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Year of Release: 2006
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Psychological
Duration: 90 minutes (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Review:
As I had expected from a Satoshi Kon movie, I was left baffled by the time the movie ended. The movie is about genius psychiatrists who made a machine called DC Mini through which they could share the patient's dreams. DC Mini was stolen before being authorized by the government. That is when our heroine, Paprika comes to save the day!

There was hardly a minute when I thought I knew what is going on in the beginning. The story being as unique as it was, revolving around one of the most intriguing and mysterious phenomenon, dreams. The movie also highlighted how sometimes, dreams of youngster are killed, how inefficiency can make one suffer, how the world is slowly progressing, what not!
The animation and visuals were absolutely stunning throughout the movie. They honestly made it feel like you were watching a long strange dream with great sounds and details. It is not recommend to watch this one is any but the highest quality you can.  
In the end, although it felt that the plot is going to be predictable now, it ended up differently than expected with a definite conclusion, which I was really glad to have.

The movie contains some explicit scenes, doesn't have the easiest to understand screenplay, and it was particularly uncomfortable looking at some dream toys (dolls) for me since I am not exactly fond of them, but you definitely want to watch this if you are lightened up by stories about dreams, want to watch a mindscrewing movie, are into Satoshi Kon's direction or are looking for a visual feast.



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Trivia:
1. Voice Actors of the butlers from Mr. Konokawa's dream were Satoshi Kon and Yasutaka Tsutsui who are, the movie's director and writer respectively.
2. Near the end of the movie, the movie "Dreaming Kids" which Mr. Konakawa went to watch was going to become Kon's next release, but he passed away before he could finish it.
3. Other movies shown outside the cinema ticket window were other famous releases of Kon.
4. The movie takes place in future, which is year 2012.

(This post was last modified: 06-06-2018, 02:57 AM by Mansi14.)

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Demon_skeith
Rouge pirate

Sounds interesting, I'm not big into anime movies but I'll keep it in mind for future watching.

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MadaraUchiha
Akatsuki

Nice review and it does seem similar to Inception. Explicit as in gore or?

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Angel
Super Nova

you actually watched it? that's great and i didn't think it was about dreams. sounds like a movie, i should watch soon. did you watch the second movie today?

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Mansi14
Retired Staff

(06-02-2018, 04:58 PM)Demon_skeith Wrote: Sounds interesting, I'm not big into anime movies but I'll keep it in mind for future watching.
I prefer you watch Perfect Blue, it is a movie of similar kind but the plot in that is more appealing to me personally. Paprika has the upper hand with the visuals it has. Plus, as Madara said, Paprika is often compared to Inception and maybe you've already watched Inception.
You can watch both, Perfect Blue and Paprika, but watch Perfect Blue first if you're short on time. I'll soon write a review on that movie too.

(06-02-2018, 06:11 PM)MadaraUchiha Wrote: Nice review and it does seem similar to Inception. Explicit as in gore or?
Mild-nudity. 

(06-03-2018, 03:03 AM)SecretWish Wrote: you actually watched it? that's great and i didn't think it was about dreams. sounds like a movie, i should watch soon. did you watch the second movie today?
Nope. I shall watch one today (4th of July). Even I didn't think it was about dreams. I actually try to not take any information about anything I watch except the genre. Makes it more exciting to watch that way, and the reviews or you general impression of the movies seems less biased. Personal opinion only.

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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

I didn't like the cover. That's why I haven't considered watching it but looks like it's got an interesting plot.
I will be adding it to my watch list now.

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Angel
Super Nova

(06-04-2018, 05:43 AM)Mansi14 Wrote: I prefer you watch Perfect Blue, it is a movie of similar kind but the plot in that is more appealing to me personally. Paprika has the upper hand with the visuals it has. Plus, as Madara said, Paprika is often compared to Inception and maybe you've already watched Inception.
You can watch both, Perfect Blue and Paprika, but watch Perfect Blue first if you're short on time. I'll soon write a review on that movie too.

Mild-nudity. 

Nope. I shall watch one today (4th of July). Even I didn't think it was about dreams. I actually try to not take any information about anything I watch except the genre. Makes it more exciting to watch that way, and the reviews or you general impression of the movies seems less biased. Personal opinion only.

you already skipped out two movies but i get it. it's hard to watch movies everyday. i won't be able to watch them daily even if they are all good.

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Mansi14
Retired Staff

(06-04-2018, 06:51 PM)Star_Of_Hope Wrote: I didn't like the cover. That's why I haven't considered watching it but looks like it's got an interesting plot.
I will be adding it to my watch list now.
The cover is quite mysterious actually. Those kind of covers attract me more xD

(06-05-2018, 03:08 AM)SecretWish Wrote: you already skipped out two movies but i get it. it's hard to watch movies everyday. i won't be able to watch them daily even if they are all good.
I actually skipped like 4 by now (._.) It sure is challenging.

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Star_Of_Hope
Akatsuki

(06-06-2018, 04:41 AM)Mansi14 Wrote: The cover is quite mysterious actually. Those kind of covers attract me more xD

I actually skipped like 4 by now (._.) It sure is challenging.
I see.
That's great that you are watching many movies with your limited time.
Did you start watching this month's anime?

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