- Third or fourth time viewing- caught it on the big screen
- Picturesque– still-frame beauty
- Miyazaki, if he hadn’t already, firmly cements himself as a master of surrealism—as far as cinema- along the likes of Luis Bunuel and David Lynch
- Wizard of Oz, Alice, pantheism- Yellow Submarine and perhaps early Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands)- like expressionism and influence
- Miyazaki is a world- creator- filled with color and imagination—draws such beautiful skylines, nature, grass and flowers
- Love the moving trepidation allegory- very real
- The narrative is imaginative for sure- but there’s a bit of random number generator feel to it- very unique- especially in animation with the likes of early Disney so formally and thematically buttoned-up and bookended
- The Chihiro/Sen character is one greatest in cinema animation history- her overwhelming goodness wins over this new world— a blend of spirit, human, animal
- There’s a darkness to Miyazaki’s world- a bit of realism- there’s isn’t Grave of the Fireflies but it can be haunting
- Must-See film- top 5 of the year-quality
I just finished watching it, very nice movie, but i have two questions for you.
First. Why can’t animated movies be masterpieces for you? This movie is ranked 172nd on TSPDT, which makes it a masterpiece, however you have it on 412 and probably next time you upgrade the top 500 will drop out.
How do you rate animated movies?
I have always had that doubt, could you tell me what aspects we should look for
@Aldo– Animated movies can definitely be masterpieces. I watch them and evaluate them the same way I do with every other film.