This has got to be one of the strangest movies I’ve come across. 😮 A rather eclectic and creative production, to say the least.
From watching the trailer, the film very much feels like Pili Puppets 霹靂布袋戲 meets Avatar meets Star Wars meets Game of Thrones meets Disney meets Marvel, and I’m sure I’m missing some other cinematographical references here.
Released in February 2015, the movie prides itself in being the first full-on Taiwanese (or 華人 as it’s put in the marketing material ) production to mix 3D animation and real life glove puppets action, and have a 3D film version of it, quite the niche for a cinema genre.
The Chinese title, 「奇人密碼」– literally meaning “eccentric person secret” – was twistfully translated as “The Arti”, who would have guessed‽ Though it makes for an original translation, it tickles my curiosity as to how they came up with it.
Someone on PTT wrote a review of the flaws in the movie but still recommends it, I mean, even his picky mom approved, haha. The movie is in Mandarin so I’m very much planning on watching it, it looks promising, wouldn’t you agree? 😛