At its heart, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a cheesy love story wrapped up in an overly reliant on CGI action film. The kind which really makes it seem Luc Besson isn’t capable of producing another classic.
Kizumonogatari ends more so with a whimper than a roar. For while the fight scenes are quite epic, and the ecchi we are used to is there, something is missing. Of which I can only believe is its heart.
I rented No Way To Live on Amazon thinking I was going to get some complicated 1950s interracial romance. But, let me tell you, don’t be fooled by the advertisement. We get something much more interesting.