Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Tuesday Trailer - Summer Wars

Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) returns to direct one of her own short stories in "Summer Wars".

The virtual reality world of OZ is a huge and highly embedded social network, it has millions of account holders who have given it control of many aspects of their modern lives. Unfortunately "Love Machine" an AI starts to take over OZ with catastrophic results. As the boundary between reality and OZ becomes blurred, the only person who can stop Love Machine is a high school teen mathematician, Kenji Koiso.

Possibly more relevant to today's Social Generation than the Tron franchise with it's melange of different artwork styles reflecting the diversity of user generated content which inhabits todays social networks like flickr or myspace.  Is this the future of facebook... only time will tell...

1 comment:

  1. This movie was great. I saw this quite a long time ago as a rental here in Japan and I loved it. Really glad to hear that it is getting such good acclaim in the states. If you have seen any of the previous works by this studio, you will love this one. The "fight" scenes are epic and the story is touching. My wife and I watched it together and it got to us both. Lots of laughs, lots of tears, and it will leave you on the edge of your seat.