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      Wonderful Days

      2003 1 hr. 26 min. Fantasy Action Sci-Fi Anime List
      53% 43 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score In this animated tale, the domed city of Ecoban still protects survivors a century after war plunged Earth into a perpetually raining nuclear winter. But despite the best intentions of the once idealistic Dr. Noah, who constructed Ecoban, the city has evolved into a despotic caste system. By-the-book police chief Jay finds herself in battle with her childhood friend Shua, leader of a rebellious group who believe that destroying the city's dome is the only way to save its abused underclass. Read More Read Less

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      Liam D A visually impressive and complex animated Sci-fi Thriller that isn't for everyone Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Late R With a story that not only feels all too familiar and like a lazy rehash of far better films about pollution and saving the planet, but is also full of plot holes and things that go completely unexplained, it's safe to say that 'Wonderful Days' doesn't lay the best foundation. Add to that the boring, bland characters who don't get anywhere near enough of a backstory to make us care about them, as well as animation that is not quite up to par with far too much unsightly CGI going on, and you have yourself a film that falls flat on its backside. With more time to develop the premise and a rewrite that fleshes out the story and characters - like, say, with a TV series -- perhaps it could have had something. As it is, it's a bit of a mess and is neither exciting nor meaningful. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/26/17 Full Review Audience Member You'll love it, or you'll hate it. For me, it's atmosphere just sucked me in. The visuals are so stunning they make me cry. And the best part is: it has a powerful message too! One of my favorites. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review troy k Nothing special, but it's not bad either. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Amazing quality of animation, but the cliche story lets down this Korean production. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty good animated movie and it was nice to see that the place Shau spoke of with blues sky actually it was that same place he was all along it just need to be come that. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Jul 8, 2005 Full Review Tom Maurstad Dallas Morning News 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. Rated: B- Mar 31, 2005 Full Review Michael Booth Denver Post The writers leave us little to think about after they've created such blunt stereotypes of the bad and the good. Mar 25, 2005 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List The set up is great, but [Wonderful Days] unravels so slowly, over-elaborating the visuals, that it constantly borders on tedium. Rated: 3/5 Apr 25, 2019 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Anton Bitel Movie Gazette Rated: 4/10 Jul 13, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis In this animated tale, the domed city of Ecoban still protects survivors a century after war plunged Earth into a perpetually raining nuclear winter. But despite the best intentions of the once idealistic Dr. Noah, who constructed Ecoban, the city has evolved into a despotic caste system. By-the-book police chief Jay finds herself in battle with her childhood friend Shua, leader of a rebellious group who believe that destroying the city's dome is the only way to save its abused underclass.
      Director
      Moon-saeng Kim
      Screenwriter
      Sunmin Park, Michael Keyes, Jay Lender, Jun-Young Park, Park Yong-jun, Howard Rabinowitz, Jeffrey Winter, Micah Wright
      Genre
      Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Anime
      Original Language
      English
      Sound Mix
      DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital