This is the first film I’ve ever seen by this director, and I did enjoy it. I need to watch it again, as I watched it on thirds in three separate days, because I’m studying for exams. I enjoyed it, so I’m going to watch it again soon, and hopefully pick up a lot more the second time around.
I know what you mean about it being very loud, but I personally enjoyed that aspect of it. It’s such eye candy, even the poorly lit backgrounds were beautiful. I understand that it may seem like to much, I’ve had those feelings about a lot of movies before, particulalry CGI action movies.
I also agree with you on the rating. I was waiting for something very sexual or violent to take place, and it never happened. It showed some nudity and some vaguely sexual stuff, but overall it was very tame. Plus, the human body, particularly if it is an illustration, really shouldn’t offend any adults, especially when it is not being used in a sexually degrading way for entertainment (which definitely NEVER even remotely happened in this film). The nudity was all very natural and fitting.
I definitely need to watch it again before I give a real review. I enjoyed the visuals, but I know I missed out on the story by watching it so sporadically (which I never do unless I tend to re-watch it anyway).
I also need to check out more of his work!
Ps. I thought the music was stunning! Very pretty.