Atom User Reviews for The Deer King (Fan Event)

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the animation was beautiful the story just confusing and the ending very unsatisfying

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Alex V
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#greatvisualfx
#intense

Production I.G delivers an amazing spectacle of animation as you would expect, along with fantastic sound design. Yuna is very cute, and one moment got a single, manly tear out of me that was worth the price of admission. Unfortunately, the film does more things wrong than right. The fantasy world is never fleshed out, the motivations behind political tensions and back-room deals are never explained, and the characters change wildly for seemingly no reason. Worst of all, the ending is terrible. Imagine The Last of Us but Joel gets to the hospital room where they're operating on Ellie and decides to just leave instead of saving her. Very very strange stuff. Everybody sat in the theater once it was over like there must've been more to the story, and it definitely felt like there was no payoff at the end. I overheard somebody say "they missed 2/3 of the story" as I was heading out. Idk what story this is adapted from, but apparently it's missing a lot of the detail, and it shows.

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Will S
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it's a good watch definitely recommend people to watch

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Adrian C
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#notmyfave

It was just okay.. I wouldn’t go out of your way to watch it. Lacked the magic you feel from Ghibli films, etc. A tad too long with a boring and predictable protagonist. Beautifully animated and still pleasant to watch! My main issue was that it wasn’t anything new nor did it retell an existing theme as well as its predecessors.

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James M
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It was good I just wish more people would go give this a chance it was good fantasy movie

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Patrick C
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Interesting movie. Reminds me of Princess Mononoke. If you love fantasy anime movies. You'll love this movie.

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Charles F
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Ariel B
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Yoko K
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Steven G
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Nick W
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Marcus L
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Sean W
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David M
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Ricardo C
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Michael P
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John T
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Adrian V
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Justin B
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Metacritic

80
Jul 14, 2022

The film is tenderly wrought and brilliantly animated, with transitions that emphasize the communion between the land and the human body.

Metacritic review by Concepción de León
Concepción de León
The New York Times
50
Jul 14, 2022

Genre fans may eat this up, but it’s not anything I’d call a “must see” film, despite its obvious ambition.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
58
Jul 12, 2022

These images tantalize, but without satisfying, like a trailer for a narrative that would work better as a long-form series.

Liam Lacey
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