Sunday, July 8, 2012

TIME TRAVELER: THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME (2010)

If, like me, all you know about the GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME story is the 2006 anime then just forget all that and start over from scratch if you decide to watch this 2010 live-action version because they are completely different. Different story, different feel, different mode of time travel, everything, even this main girl's name is different!

The 2006 film, which I really enjoyed, was funny, perky and a lot of fun to watch, even if the story was kinda sad. This 2010 version though is not fun. It might try to be fun, but it's not. A dingbat girl's mother is run over by a car so while in the hospital she asks her teenage daughter to drink this liquid she has hidden away and think real hard about 1972. Once she time travels back to 1972 she needs to give this dude a message for her mother. Of course since the girl is a fooking moron she time travels back to 1974 instead. And despite the fact that she still has enough liquid for one more trip she instead wanders around 1974 looking for some guy who doesn't even exist in 1974. Naturally she falls in love with some random guy she meets...of course. Time travel drama ensues, but no actual time travel happens. Boring!

I didn't hate this version since it at least tries and it does look good, but it's still lame. You know what? Just skip this turkey and watch the anime again or even better yet watch CYBORG GIRL again. That movie was fucking awesome!

2006 anime version