Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ponyo on the cliff by the sea...


So...I was a Miyazaki fanboy. In animation school, I got my hands on a box set of the Ghibli movies from Nausicaa to Mononoke. The man could do no wrong...until I saw Howl's Moving Castle. I didn't think it was rubbish, but it wasn't good enough to watch twice :(

Tales from Earthseas IS rubbish. So my once immovable faith in the studio faltered. But at Otakon, there was a screening of this Madhouse movie called The Girl Who Lept Through Time (brilliant btw), and afterwards there was mention of a new Hayao Miyazaki film "Ponyo on the cliff by the sea".

I gave it a shot. Let me tell you guys, its amazing. A huge step backwards to touch the roots...like Lilo & Stitch or Metal Gear Solid 3.

Hit china town, guys! Its worth buying twice, imho! ...Is Disney gonna Dub this one?

1 comment:

Pillar of Smoke said...

My understanding (from Ursula LeGuin's website) is that the Earthsea movie wasn't really done by Hayao Miyazaki, but by his son Goro. Ms. LeGuin didn't care for it.

I don't know much about animation, but the Earthsea books were very important to me as a kid, and that movie made me sad and angry.