‘Weathering With You’ Review: A Beautiful but Flawed Film about Romance and Climate Change | TIFF 2019

Though he’s been making acclaimed movies for years, it was not until Your Name. became the highest-grossing anime film ever in Japan and a global sensation that people started eagerly anticipating Makoto Shinkai’s next feature, Weathering With You. The result is a beautifully animated film about love, growing up, and human’s emotional connection to the weather, but also a film that uses climate change as a mere plot device while ignoring the very real threat of the climate crisis that feels somewhat wrong to do in 2019 – especially when the teen target audience takes the subject …

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Author: Matt Goldberg