The whole treatment of 'make-a-choice' movie was the pull that lead me to watch this. The whole look and feel of the poster and the premise was definitely enticing and expectations were a little high.
According to the creators, your experience may vary based on what to watch first so you can do what you will with your choices. For me, this was the 2nd movie.
My review will be skewed as I've watched the other movie first.
See my review of To Me, The one who loved you.
This movie showed better cinematography, storytelling and action but only because I am comparing it to the first movie. I prefer this than the other but by a small margin.
I will write a similar review with the first one.
The movie still felt flat, for me, it had a good premise and potential but a lot of loopholes in explaining why things happen the way they did. This could be due to lost in translation though, understanding it based on the subtitles. The Sci-fi concept wasn't anything new.
It had a simple premise with the big hopes for a larger than life romance that transcends through time, parallel worlds and what-not. As someone who loves 'love' and the different notions of it, this just didn't speak to me.
It is very script driven so be prepared to be relying on lots of explaining instead of showing.
The chemistry was better here with this couple and their love story was more complex. It is not to say first loves or youthful love is not as strong as love that took years and experiences. Again, watching this is very subjective to the watcher.
Overall, watching this as the 2nd movie felt 'right' to me, because it comes full circle and the ending felt more fulfilled. In saying that, it is still dependent on how you view it. Is death the end or the beginning? Who says that getting old is the destination or the beginning? Does love mean that you only have one choice or multiple choices?
Again, this movie is subjective and does leave you wanting more.
Watched this second.
It was one again a story of a man and his life in a parelel world.
In my opinion for better experiance you should see this movie first and then the other one.
This movie was less sad and more lively, not lived with regret.
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Story was nice. It makes me cry a lot after watching the other one. Animation was okay. Sounds kinda irritating of being played in out of nowhere but it matches the mood. Even I'm not a fan of this world, the characters were fine and great. I wish nothing but the best for them.
I would have liked this better without the other movie cause without it would have been a happy story about lovers but then again this was basically about how your choices in life can change your future depending on what you choose but still would have liked it just as a love story