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If you want an alternative to disney crap, that is genuinely entertaining for both adults and kids, This is the movie for you. Nice animation, and great story. One of Miyazaki's best.
One of the best anime I've ever watch. the movie stays or linger with you even when you finished watching it and you just want to watch it again. genuinely emotional journey about a little girl in a frightening world.
This movie is amazing! I have seen it multiple times and still enjoy it. I bought the DVD for my little 5 year old brother and he enjoys it also! I definately recommend this movie to any and everyone!... Read more The story is original and sincere, the animation is brilliant and the characters were extremely well done!
Possibly one the most overrated movies of all time. I don't know how or why it's been so positively received. If you're a fan of Anime, and simplistic "pokemon" style characters, then sure, maybe You'll... Read more get a kick out of this. Story line is just utterly moronic and the characters are irritating to the point of being unwatchable.
If you want a decent take on the child's imagination/ warped reality theme; Pans labyrinth, Coroline, Alice in Wonderland and Tideland are all far superior to this case of visual diarrhoea.
Very good animated movie. Unusual and interesting story about a young girl who accidently stumbles into a world of spirits and has to rescue her parents after they are turned into porkers.
A wonderful story, good morales, well put together, would recommend it to all ages
A refreshing change to most of the sugar coated kids movies about. Had my 5 year old son glued to the screen.
I think children will really enjoy this movie - although some parts may be quite scary for them!
Hayao Miyazaki's Laputa - The Castle in the Sky (Aka The City in the Sky) is my all time favourite.
http://www.cinespot.com/fmreviews/cspiritedaway.html Chinese web suggested viewer that director... Read more Hayao Miyazaki is using this movie to reflect his view of anti-urbanisation. Ppl only being greedy like hungry pigs. The White Dragon could be inspired from the American, "The Neverending Story.
Promoting environmental friendly is still the main principle of Hayao Miyazaki's Animation. Wish ppl in the city should be more down to earth and spiritual wealth. Being green is the way of our nation. Mr. Miyazaki should be invited to NZ with honour cos he shares similar values. He should be the person to restructure our kids programmes on NZ TV. This is a more educational cartoon for kids instead of "Yugio" / "Pokemon"/ "Dragonball" series.
WATCH IT! WATCH IT! WATCH IT! WATCH IT!
I'm going to use some descriptive words that I believe fit this film... you can glean a meaning from them I hope. The problem is, it's just so hard to write... Read more something you could understand without you watching it...
Fantastic, superb, beautiful, other-worldly, tripped-out, creative, imaginative, crazy, eccentric, hallucinatory, phantasmagorical, delicious, surreal and unusual.
...just make sure you watch it - otherwise you'll miss out on something really special in your life...