Patema lives in an underground world and, although she is a princess, she is held back by the rules imposed by the elders of her clan. One day when she is exploring a forbidden zone she tumbles headlong into a void and out into the wide open world above the surface, a place with reversed physics where she could “fall up” into the sky and be lost forever.
Age is a student on this surface world and a part of a society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the “sinners who fell into the sky.” When he spies Patema hanging upside down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling to keep her earthbound as she grips on to him for dear life. Together they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces and set out to discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart.
Patema Inverted delivers an original and thought provoking premise (something sorely needed in anime right now.) Ideally something as cool as a universe with gravity gone awry could be used as a mechanism to facilitate action and some serious hard sci-fi. Patema however uses it as a vehicle to create a stark contrast between the world perspectives of the protagonists. I don't mean to say... read more
Let me start with the good aspects of the movie, the sound and animation and the general concept. The general concept of the movie is based around a post-apocalyptic world in which a gravity inversion experiment results in material (and people alike) to fall towards the sky. Its a refreshing look at perspectives (e.g. of people) in general. (There is a grand lesson in there somewhere...). The animation is a... read more
|Sakasama no Patema: Beginning of the Day||Web||2012|
|Sakasama no Patema: Another Side||2012|