Takahiro Oomori – “The Light of a Firefly Forest” Film Review

Light of a Firefly Forest (Official Trailer) / Film Overview (MyAnimeList)

Takahiro Oomori (Director) – The Light of a Firefly Forest

Reviewed on June 11, 2019

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[SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW; I RECOMMEND READING THIS AFTER YOUR OWN VIEWING. ALSO, REFER TO MYANIMELIST FOR PLOT OVERVIEW, CHARACTERS, ETC.]

“In the end, however, I was disappointed: I did not cry at all—let alone even shed a single tear. And while using emotional reactions as a gauge to film quality would be erroneous, I will say this: My apathetic reaction to the film, in this very specific instance, is connected to some of the larger problematic features to Firefly Forest. Although the film is indeed a tragic ending and it ends in an emotional bittersweet manner that does leave the audience in awe and pondering over the topic of love, I find that many fans and critics are overlooking its rushed and highly anticlimactic ending.”

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Film Score: 6/10 – “Slightly above average”

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