Big Fish & Begonia

I loved this film, but I don’t want to spoil anything regarding the story, so I’ll keep the review to a minimum and I will let the images speak for themselves!

The story takes place in a magical world of spirits. A young spirit is sent on an initiating trip to the human world and gets into a tragic accident. She spends the rest of the movie dealing with the consequences of that. The style of the movie reminds me of a Ghibli film. It’s full of spectacular animation and intriguing characters.

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The rich illustrations give the spirit world depth and complexity. I’ve seen people complain that the characters and plot are confusing, but I though it was fine. The story deals with themes of responsibility, sacrifice and love. There’s a grandiose finale and a post-credit scene that shouldn’t be missed. The music is great too!

Verdict: A must-see film for animation fans and a game-changer for Chinese animation.

Rating: 5melons

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