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About the Movie
The directorial debut from acclaimed artist Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes brings its creator’s endless imagination to the screen in a tale of family, friendship, and loyalty set in a world of fantasy that only Murakami could conjure. Having moved to the country with his mother following the death of his father, young Masashi (Takuto Sueoka) immediately makes a most unlikely friend: a flying, jellyfish-like sprite that he nicknames Kurage-bo. Taking Kurage-bo under his wing and into the classroom, Masashi soon discovers that his schoolmates have similar friends - and that they, their creators, and the town itself are not all they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakami’s film carries a message of cooperation and hope while boasting unforgettable creature designs and handmade special effects nearly a decade in the making. A touching triumph of creativity and wonder, Jellyfish Eyes is a must-see for film lovers of all ages.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 5.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Whatever you might think of Mr. Murakami's paintings and sculptures, they are invariably polished and eerily perfect, but his movie seems thrown together.
Rotten: [The] story [is] barely original or interesting enough to sustain a half hour of kids' TV.
Rotten: Though it may amuse hardcore devotees of kaiju film on video, the film hardly threatens to make Murakami the next Julian Schnabel.
Rotten: Watching unmemorable child protagonists repeatedly fight and bond with each other and a bunch of F.R.I.E.N.D.s, tacky-looking Pokemon-esque monsters, is unproductively exhausting.