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Princess Mononoke is an epic japanese fantasy featuring both a story and visuals which eclipsed
anything I had seen in an animated film before.
Both violent and beautiful PM reminds one... Read more why it is so refreshing to watch japanese animation free
from the overparenting blandness of American animated films (although I still find it hard to find
anything intentional to laugh at in these films - I guess i just don't get japanese humour).
Anyways - great film all round. The english dubbing is a bit bizarre with the grating accents of Claire
Danes and (especially) Billy Bob Thornton at odds with their asian-looking screen characters - still,
that is only a minor issue.
I thought this was a kids animated manga style movie... it isn't... there was a bit of swearing, a whole lot of weird satanic stuff and a lot of blood... a lot of blood... hehe... so not a kids movie... Read more... but still ok if you are really bored or into that sort of thing.
A complex story of gods, demons, spirits and humans woven from Japanese myth. Characters are quite well developed and although generally predictable the story was interesting and had some touching moments... Read more. The animation has been surpassed now by Pixar but it's still of a high quality. The themes of man versus nature and human greed are well trodden but the hero still manges to make them fresh with his youthful idealism. Young children could be a little scared by some of the demon characters and the violence/blood scenes. The thing I liked most was the offbeat characters i.e. the monk, the prostitutes and the little forest spirits. The thing I disliked was the poor visual animation of
spech which was too 'muppet like'.
There's just something about Miyazaki's imagination that no other person has. He continues to surprise me with every animé film he makes.
In Princess Mononoke, the epic battle and storytelling... Read more between the animal gods and humans are just priceless. To understand the proportions of the story, it must be watched and preferably with the English over dub off and the subtitles on.
Like most of his films, if you enjoy his recent ones, you'll surely enjoy this. There's a certain mastery to his directing and storytelling that tends to immense the viewer into the film as if you're actually there (even though it's animé). Go watch it now!
Great movie, follow the advice of "bertnz", watch with subtitles instead of American accents
Another brilliant movie from Miyazaki. Loved the animation & the story line. Another job well done.
this is a must see movie, the sheer brilliance of the animation, the story, the characters the subtext the general scale of the movie. i always find myself lost in this movie, i just love it. everything... Read more about this movie is brilliant. watch it in an induced state of mind if you know what i mean and it will be the best movie you ever see. RENT IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hayao does it again with another beautifully told tale. Loved the animation and sheer creative genius of this very talented writer/director. Check out Whisper of the Heart as well if you haven't seen it.
It's an okay movie, but I like the others such as spirited away or howl's castle better.
It is difficult to take side on this movie because everything have flaws in them, it's dilemmatic thus giving the audiences space to think and digest the story carefully. In general, it's the same with... Read more Nausicaa where human wants to destroy the forest. The difference is, Nausicaa's forest is toxic while Mononoke's forest is a fresh and pure rainforest.