August 22, 2009
Hmmm, I was really excited to see this movie. I even went to see in Westwood after going to Red Mango for the full far east experience. This was probably my least favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie. The animations were amazing and in a style that wavered between lucid and fantastic. Any child could be lost in the visuals and amazing dreamlike visions. But that also describes the plot, it was like listening to a breathless 5 year old boy trying to describe a dream. And then, and then, and then. For the first time, I was not able to get lost in Hayao Miyazaki's world.