From early reviews, the film deals heavily with bullying and the pros and cons of online life, which isn’t surprising considering that the trailer is filled with artistic interpretations of online imagery. While the story might sound straightforward enough, the visuals will take the classic concept and elevate it to something a little more interesting.
“Belle” isn’t only seeing good reviews from critics — audiences (at least the ones who have been able to see it) are all in as well. Since “Belle” has been released in Japan, it’s become Hosoda’s highest-grossing film, edging out his other popular movies like “The Boy and the Beast,” “Mirai,” or, if you’re from a specific generation, “Digimon: The Movie.” In fact, if you haven’t checked out some of Hosoda’s other films, now is the perfect time to dig into movies like “Summer Wars,” “Wolf Children,” or the aforementioned “Digimon” movie.
You do have until January 14, 2022, after all. Why not explore?