《Big Fish & Begonia》
A 16-year-old girl travels to the human world in the form of a dolphin and forms a connection with a human boy.
It’s not only a movie about love,but also a movie about dedication and toredeem. It’s not clearly said what it want to show,but if you see the second time,it will be better.So i think it’s a good movie. Some people who only see the movie one time is hard to make a gooe comment,because it’s so obscure that hard to see.Da Hai is not like the movies made by Hollywood,it like a novel more,which want the viewers to watch twice or more in order to understand it.When I see some people think the love story in the movie is very unpleasant,I really want to tell them:it’s better for you to see the twice time,because it never tell a love story,but a philosophy story.
The standard for animated excellence is usually boiled down to how well it compares to a Ghibli film. No other studio makes animated films with such vision, creativity and originality. I was shocked to find a similar work ethic in this Chinese film, and I have to say, if they keep it up, we actually might have another contender to the throne. This movie does so many things right, that I could go on and on taking up valuable site space, so I’ll just condense my review to as simple a review as possible; Watch this movie by any means necessary. The animation is beautiful the story is touching, the music is transcendent. It is a marvel of modern storytelling, and it deserves to be seen by everyone with a pulse. SEE THIS MOVIE.
Coming to this with very low expectations I was pleased to be surprised by the astounding quality of production in this animated film. The artwork is beautiful and the environments created are imaginative and vibrant. Attention to detail has really helped to make the experience breathtaking and immersive. Aside from various plot holes and areas lacking adequate explanation, the story is powerful and moving. Overall a very enjoyable family friendly film.
I heard about Big fish & begonia (Da Hai) in 2013 and I was shocked by the 5-minute trailer at that time. At first sight I thought it was a Ghibli movie again, but then I learned about that the core story got some inspiration from some ancient Chinese proses, such as “A Leisurely Tour” by Chuang-tzu and ShanHai Jing. As a Chinese, I know I can’t describe my feeling perfectly in English, but I just want to say that Big Fish & Begonia (Da Hai) is a very moving and wonderful movie which can make me cry every time. It tells a story about salvation, love and growth. It’s totally Chinese, from these good pictures to the touching story. I hope one day the movie can be released in some other countries, so that more and more audience can enjoy its beauty and be moved by it.
I am truly impressed. I cried a lot while watched this piece of art. I can’t write it detailed how beautiful was the story, music and the picture as well (because of my bad English), and the music followed those. I feel like i’ve become more just because i watched this animation movie. I would recommend to everyone.
Easily the worst protagonist I’ve ever seen in a movie. Overall awful story, creators should be embarrassed that after 10 years of production they still couldn’t deliver a story that was worth watching.
The art direction and quality of Da Yu Hai Tang (international title: “Big Fish & Begonia”) really help to present a fantastic view on some classic Chinese folktales. The overall narrative possibilities are amazing and could provide for so much more plot, however some key moments fall short because of mediocre pacing and/or editing, and sub-par character writing.
大鱼海堂（国际标题：“Big Fish & Begonia”）的艺术方向和品质真正有助于呈现一些中国古典民间故事的美妙景观。整体叙事的可能性是惊人的，并且可以提供更多的情节，但是由于平庸的节奏和/或编辑以及低于标准的创作，一些关键点不足。
Love love this anime! I recommend you all watch this and share it with someone who doesnt like anime.
An emotional masterpiece, Big Fish & Begonia is an artistically magical and thought provoking piece of anime. The animation is beautiful. I felt as if I was watching a classic painting come to life. The story is unforgettable. Each scene left my heart yearning for the characters to succeed. Big Fish＆Begonia
View this movie on Shout! released Blu-ray disc. I very much would love to like this movie, but creativity is one big problem here. Animations were well done but just too much like Studio Ghibli animations – including movements and features of the characters (just look at Kun sister).
在Shout上观看这部电影！发布了蓝光光盘。我非常希望喜欢这部电影，但创意是一大问题。动画做得很好，但就像吉卜力工作室动画一样 – 包括人物的动作和特征（只看昆姐）。