Just finished watching the Japanese movie entitled, “If Cats Disappeared from the World.” And to be honest, the title and the synopsis weren’t catchy at all but I decided to watch it because I am a fan of Takeru Sato.
If Cats Disappeared from the World is quite dragging. The pacing was too slow for me. It was a struggle watching the first half of the movie. But as the movie progresses, you will slowly notice and appreciate the cinematography of the movie. Each frame was quite good with subtle details as the story slowly unfolds. You will appreciate how the director captures good angles to make the storytelling more efficient.
Another thing I like about the movie is how it was thought-provoking. It talks about life and death, the truth about happiness, and relationships. It made me think about life itself and how we value it.
In the end, I cried. The movie touched my heart and soul. It made me think and assess how I am living my life as of the moment and what can I do about it. It also made me question myself, “If I disappear from this world, who on earth would be sad for me?”
The movie might not look good at face value, but I suggest you give it a chance. The movie might be slow, but in the end, you will appreciate the story and how it was created to transmit a valuable message to its audience.