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Monday, October 06, 2014

[ Movie Review ] Kuroshitsuji / Black Butler 2014 - Movie

Everyone seems to be in distress with their first impression of this movie. HAHA ! Behold ! What you think it is , is not what it seems to be. So let get things straight shall we?

First, the characters, their development and costumes.
Second, is the time setting and the set , itself.
Third, is it even worth watching after reading and watching it’s Manga/Anime Adaptation?

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So dealing with the characters.

 First impression **

 Sebastian Michaelis ( Hiro Mizushima )

 I’ve heard , well also in my perspective, I sincerely don’t like who’ll cast the role of Sebby my love. I was really disappointed with what I see in the poster. Sebastian, as a demonic "super butler" with impeccable knowledge, manners, grace, cooking skills, martial arts, looks, and more, is somewhat incompatible for Hiro-sama. That was what I think. BEFORE. But minute by minute, in the theatre sitting there and watching the movie, you’ll be dealing with yourself; He surely does resemble the smirk and smile of one hell of a butler to his young master. How he encompasses the fight scenes as if he dances in the wind. All those you think before we’ll make you regret if you won’t watch it.

Ciel Phantomhive ( Ayame Gōriki )
Seen in the poster, You won’t take your second guess if Ciel is portrayed by a girl. He should’nt be right? ( for otaku’s point of view ) well ofcourse, I don’t think so. At first, it was okay for me since, I sincerely accept the concept of crossdressing to the film. Who cares. She’s cute anyway  
Demou. What you think before is you don’t get. ( Take a wild guess, cause Im not giving you any spoil )
Like the master Ciel in the original manga , Ayame-sama has a seal in her right eye as a symbol of her contract with Sebastian. Sebastian watches over and protects the young master, but at a price — he consumes the contractor’s soul.
 Portraying the role of Ciel Phantomhive, I could say 10/10 . Everything that Ciel has , the charm, attitude problem, his feelings toward the accident is reflected to Ayame-san’s portrayal! The first appearance of her in the film will rapture your heart wishing it happened in the manga or anime also.
Oh.. also some of the lead cast are Mizuki Yamamoto as the maid Lin, Yuka as Ayame's aunt Hanae, and fashion model Louis Kurihara as the undertaker Jay.
So there was Maid Lyn ,Tanaka-sensei,  Madam Red, Undertaker……
HAHAHAHA. xD I’ll leave that open.
Seriously Undertaker give me a heart attack. = w =~

The film revolves around the first 8 episodes of the anime, Jack the Ripper issue, but the time setting is a bit different to what otaku should expect. Negative thing right? I know! we have been waiting for the moment to see the Victorian England style in the movie but I think it is too crucial if it was put on the set. The characters aren’t the problem at all. The mansion? You wouldn’t be surprised anyway; it’s still the same, especially the garden! Oh! You’ll love the landscape! (Speaking architecturally)
The time setting, itself, changes everything. EVERYTHING. 
This is what makes it worth watching.
 SO… If you think you know it all, you better think again. 
You don’t have to spoil your seatmate what will happen because you don’t know either. Actually I was packing my things, which I thought it was the end of the movie, but gives me more of what the anime and the manga have given. No cliché ! and fangirls will scream for YAOI ! Sh- It was embarrassing though. I couldn’t help it. This movie is refreshing, alive, gives you a touch of comedy, shocking revelations esp. with the maid and the cat and a sense of reality. 
I really like the line the young master told to the demon butler , how demons became demons and human became human.    

photo used are from google
written : 10/06/14