The KONOSUBA: Legend of Crimson anime film recently hit the big screen in theaters across the United States, and it seems to have been met with a pretty positive fan reaction. Earlier this week, though, a more unexpected voice chimed in to heap some praise upon the feature: Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roger Avary.
Avary won an Oscar for Pulp Fiction in 1995, and is also known for writing the first Silent Hill movie and writing and directing Killing Zoe and The Rules of Attraction. He also happens to think pretty highly of the KONOSUBA film, as evidenced by his 5-star review on Letterboxd.
A fan discovered his review on the social networking site, and Avary even commented on the review on Twitter, calling it “Easily one of the best experiences in a cinema I’ve ever had. I would go as far as saying it’s the reason cinema was invented.”
Easily one of the best experiences in a cinema I’ve ever had. I would go as far as saying it’s the reason cinema was invented.
— Roger Avary (@AVARY) November 17, 2019
So, is Roger Avary just messing with us? Clearly he enjoyed the movie, so maybe I should have gone out to my local theater while it was still playing! Did you see Legend of Crimson, and would you rate it as highly?