"I'd much rather be a pig than a fascist." This has always been one of my favorite Miyazaki movies. I love how it takes place in a magical realist version of 1920s Europe. It's so classy and romantic, and thrilling!
What an elevating experience, this story of a man-turned-pig in a bright red seaplane fighting air pirates and the cocky American, Curtis. Porco Rosso grabs you, takes you to a flight, flings you around, makes you giggle, laughs at your seriousness and your prejudices, and mesmerises you with its oddly estranged, bright Mediterranean landscapes.
Such a surprise. I've heard so little of this film, and it turns out to be one of my favorites by MIYAZAKI. I got completely immersed in the beautiful watery world, flying free as a pig. I love the humor too, it is really cheeky! The only thing keeping me from rating this 5/5 is the mysterious curse that supposedly has turned Marco into a pig. It felt out of place, as if a darling couldn't be killed. Great film!