A girl takes naps which has given us autonomous driving.
It was a very competent movie… but I felt like it was the kind of movie that tried to do everything, and hence failed to do anything especially well. I’m definitely not going to remember this in a year. It doesn’t have anything particularly meaningful to say, in my opinion.
Parts of it were extremely stupid:
Also, maybe because I actually work in robotics, but everything involving autonomous driving seemed especially stupid to me. They could have substituted any cool sounding technology that the creators knew nothing about and it would have had the same effect.
Overall, it felt like it was all fluff.
- Storytelling – B – Decent storytelling… but not much of a story I felt.
- Voice – B – Cool dream world I guess?
- Characters – C – The main girl especially was pretty dull.
- Attention Grab – B – I finished it.
- Production – B – Looks good.
- Overall – B-
Recommendations – Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai (much better napping action)
3 thoughts on “Napping Princess Review — B-”
The part I found most interesting about this was the way in which technology was incorporated, for once, as a fundamentally positive force, and mixed organically with fantasy and adventure elements. It’s not a huge novelty, but it was still a somewhat interesting take (Summer Wars comes to mind too, but even there technology was still also a source of danger). Other than that, funny but not much more. The villain was so ridiculously cartoonish the movie itself poked fun at him (like when we first see him in a photo and he’s rubbing his hands and smirking evilly).
Ohhh, that’s disappointing. I was looking forward to this one. :/