The Boy and the Beast opens in Australian theatres on the 3rd of March. Should you go watch it?
Reason #1. You’re a Mamoru Hosoda fan and/or you love his film Wolf Children.
The Boy and the Beast similarly explores the relationship between humans and humanoid beasts, and just like Wolf Children—it’s bittersweet.
Reason #2. You’re a Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli fan and you want MOOOORRREEE of that good stuff.
Lots of people are of the opinion that Hosoda-san is the new king of Japanese animation. Whether or not you agree, get ready to be ‘Spirited Away’ in ‘The Boy and the Beast.’ (Sorry, I COULD NOT resist. It was physically impossible.)
Reason #3. Grown-Up Kyuta.
Yeah, that’s a reason. Observe:
Reason #4. You’ve got real-world problems and you want to escape to a whimsical world where you’ll solve your problems vicariously through the main character.
Do you get inspired by the ‘getting stronger’ training montage in movies? Watch this!
Reason #5. You just ‘wanna watch a good film, period.
Here’ the trailer: