Wonderful Days (Sky Blue)
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South Korean filmmaker Kim Mun-saeng directs the animated feature Wonderful Days (also known as Sky Blue). In the year 2142, the Earth's ecosystem has finally given over to overbearing levels of pollution. The popular masses live in a dark and dingy world under perpetually grey skies while a select few live in a beautiful city called Ecoban. The city's elite enjoy relative comfort in a environment that is fueled by carbon pollution and generates even more waste matter. When Ecoban security officer Jay discovers her leaders plotting an evil scheme, she begins to doubt her place in it.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A gorgeous work of animation, juxtaposing photo-realistic backgrounds with surrealistic images and actions. It rewards the effort of seeing it on the big screen."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"It's a handsome thing, familiar and new at once, thoroughly entertaining if hardly memorable."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"With livelier, more idiosyncratic voices--as well as more believable dialog--these interesting people and places could have sprung to life in a vivid way."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"For those appreciative of computer animation, special effects and cinematic production design, Sky Blue will more than suffice as entertainment. Those looking for something lively to watch in the foreground may be disappointed."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"As wallows in the miserable future go, it's a pretty terrific one: The animation is truly breathtaking, the action sequences are spectacular (and sometimes very violent) and everything floats along on the strains of Il Won's spare, hypnotic score."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The writers leave us little to think about after they've created such blunt stereotypes of the bad and the good."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"The more traditionally drawn 2-D human characters are as flat, in every sense of the word, as can be."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Ultimately turns out to be more fascinating as eye candy than as a story."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Thankfully ... ditches much of the ersatz philosophy and concentrates on pure explodo."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"The sophistication of the art begins to take on the childishness of everything else about the piece."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Great to look at, but it's more silly than profound."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"Only gets into serious trouble when it focuses on human interaction. That's because directors Moon-saeng Kim and Park Sunmin have populated the movie with every stereotype in Asian animation."
‑ John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press
"Visually very impressive but cliched and predictable...just another clone of 'Metropolis' that falls far short of its inspiration."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A riveting, eco-wise epic that'll do fans of both Ralph Nader and Katsuhiro Otomo proud."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"From [its] tone-poem opening to an operatic finale, Sky Blue is a visual marvel that deserves to be seen if not believed."
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
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