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Azure!

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
3 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
December 11, 2012
I can certainly understand why this story is so well received, it has this pulse that remains from beginning- to-end. We care about our heroine, Blue; we identify or sympathize with her in one way are another, we share her desperation, isolation and admire her simplicity in almost Zen-like fashion. All these aspects come across rather nicely in the "test film." The supporting cast of characters adequately, aid, or rely on her in one way are another; each seem to facilitate her innate paternal, "need for validation," emotional and other fanciful requirements in some way. Like guidepost: from Emma, (who could be a reflection of younger Blue-to-Taylor), the tragic love almost lost. And even Spencer has significance as a potential love interest for Blue; I particularly like Evelyn's interpretation as she gains confidence in herself and her importance in making a difference in the world. She handles the progression quite nicely, and in a very naturalistic manner, the dialogue is very appropriate given her disposition, but Blue really shines, when despite her own insecurities she displays compassion and concern for Emma's well-being; this effectively humanizes her in a way that supersedes the production constraints of the movie.

It really works on all levels; I like it, and although the cape and gloves add a "stand-offish" mystical quality, this could easily be refined in a more fashion forward sensibility if desired, to more efficiently accommodate her empowering Blue hair!
 
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Captures real emotion behind the story

Overall Recommendation:
5 stars
 
Premise:
4 stars
 
Story structure:
4 stars
 
Character:
5 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
5 stars
 
February 26, 2012
This was one of the first test movies I was able to watch all the way through. I really got into it, because rather than focusing on these, let's face it, kids, trying to save the world, the focus is really on the youthful love story that is playing out. That's what really grounds this one in reality for me. Too often the truly emotional moments get shoved into the background in favor of epic fight scenes, and huge set pieces exploding. But here the superhero qualities act more as obstacles to the protagonist's main goal; just being a normal kid... being with friends, having fun, falling in love. Focusing on her trying to fulfill a very evasive normal life, rather than focusing on what amazing things she could do to save the world is what makes this story, and test movie stand out to me.
 

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