Review: Have a Nice Day, 2018, dir. Liu Jian

File Have a Nice Day under the “movies that I wish I liked more” tab in the file cabinet containing every review I’ve ever written. (Note: I don’t actually have a file cabinet. It’s a metaphor. Work with me here.) Honestly, if this film’s animation scheme actually embraced movement and didn’t feel so fucking stiff, I’d have really dug it, more so in its action scenes than its talky scenes; action demands fluidity of motion, after all, and boy does Have a Nice Day not have any of that. But the talky scenes are compelling as they are, so it’s not like they wouldn’t benefit from livelier animation, and now maybe you can start to see why this thing frustrated me so much. (If not, click your way to Paste Magazine and check out my review.)

 

 

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