Suggested by: Mercury_Diva & Mikey Insanity
The experiment continues! (even if I stop for a few days, there’s going to be 365 reviews… or more *wink*)
Today is a Studio Ghibli flick, so here I go! It’s about a young Prince named Ashitaka who one day fought a giant demon possessed boar that was going to attack his city. The demon wounded Ashitaka before it was killed, the village wisewoman tells him that he is now cursed and the best thing for him to do is to get out of the village and see if he can find a cure before it’s too late. So he embarks on a journey to go to the west and find the origins of the giant boar. On the road, he finds that there’s a few villages on war, trying to defend himself he finds that his wounded hand has super strength. Then he sees 3 wolves and a girl named San “the wolf girl” attacking a group of villagers. While helping 2 soldiers by taking them to their village Iron Town, he then finds out that there’s a war between the forest and Iron Town’s leader Lady Eboshi who wants the Forest Spirit’s head because it is said to grant immortality. So after a few confrontations were San tries to kill Eboshi and Ashitaka almost got killed in the process, the 2 of them join forces to protect the forest and bring peace once and for all.
Thoughts on the Movie: It’s fantastic! Still I haven’t found a Miyazaki movie that I didn’t like. The story is complex with great characters, the music is awesome the ending is great. Still, this is not my favorite Studio Ghibli favorite ( I got a tie between Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving castle) maybe because the story was kinda like Nausicaa (which I also like) I know they’re both different stories but, both have this war of protecting nature from humans who want to destroy it in any means possible, so that’s the only flaw I found in this movie, the rest is really enjoyable and it will keep you in the edge of your seat. Oh and there’s no flying sequence like a bunch of Miyazaki’s movies, which they’re always nice but it didn’t need it. Overall, the movie is just too awesome not to watch, the quality is amazing, the story is great and it’s just really fun to watch.
Will I recommend this movie?: oh yes! If you’re an animation fan like me, you just have to see it.
Thumbs up or down: up! [insert funny dialog here]
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PS- Woot! I still can’t believe TA choose me as the Awesome Blog of the Week, thank you guys and thanks to everyone who had sent me suggestions and comment on this silly experiment ^_^