Guys, have I got a movie for you: Summer Wars. Kenji is a typical teenage boy; he’s super awkward with girls, but he is really good at math. He also participates in Oz, the online global community. When classmate Natsuki drags him to her family reunion only to have him pose as her fiance, Kenji is overwhelmed. Things get crazier when an AI–or artificial intelligence– hacks Oz, creating havoc in the community and world at large. Kenji teams up with his new friends to take on this menace that wants to start an apocalypse!
Oh, my gosh, this movie was so amazing! There were so many good points. The concept of the world and artwork for characters and the online world were on par, and the story brilliantly flowed together. I liked that not one concept introduced was superfluous–everything was wrapped in the plot and had a strong resolution. Kenji is a brilliant combination of awkward and determined–I related to him and thus cheered for him. I can keep on going about what I like about Summer Wars, but I won’t. I think you get the idea. So, go check it out!