With it's hazy character construction, almost relentlessly serious tone and hammered-hard environmental message, I can't call it one of the best fantasy films I've ever seen. Still, I had a lot of strong emotional responses to it. The action sequences are very immersive, and you do truly feel the tension and dramatic weight of the story. And, as it is a Miyazaki film, the animation is awe-inspiring.
I truly love this film, I have re-watched it on multiple occasions and it has never once bored me. Its caution about hatred and environmental destruction seem even more relevant now. The characters never feel one note or without purpose. I've tried to think of some criticism of it but I couldn't find anything substantial. My only note would be that it isn't as fast paced as most blockbusters are now.
Simultaneously a contracted and expanded version of Nausicaa; more focused and more grand. Usually in Miyazaki's environmental fables, man is strongly contrasted with nature but here, the dualities are more blurred; capturing man as beast and beast as man. Not as two sides of the same coin but as one synchronized being in life's whole, neither human nor animal. P.S. I demand a stand-alone film about Lady Eboshi.
Wonderful. It was a delight to see this film about the strained relationships between human beings and nature that provides them with the necessary means to survive. We live in a world where exploitation of nature is reaching critical levels at the cost of man's egoism. It has a fabulous animation, a delicious musical background, a very original and very well executed plot.
Jangan Kaget klo ini film agak gore wkwk perjalanan Ashitaka buat nyembuhin diri dari kutukan iblis. Dalam perjalanan doi bertemu Putri Mononoke yang lagi ngejaga dewa hutan dari serangan manusia biadap. penggambaran yang indah untuk mengangkat isu keseimbangan lingkungan.
Isang epikong nagsasalaysay sa paglalakbay ni Ashitaka. Maraming tema’t ideyang tinapik ang Princess Mononoke dito: industriyalisasyon, militarisasyon, kasarian, piyudalismo, atbp. Pinakauminog ang pelikula sa digmaan ng modernisasyon (Lady Eboshi) at kalikasan (San). Ang sumpa ay mula sa galit at kagahaman ng sangkatauhan, ayon din kay Miyazaki: pag-ibig, pagkakaisa, at pagtutulungan ang lunas sa sakit ng mundo.
Bellissima opera dello studio Ghibli dalla sensibilità rara, unita ad un tratto magnifico che rende ogni scena incredibilmente bella. Un film crudo, che si batte contro lo sfruttamento dissennato dell'ambiente, ma non in maniera manichea, ed edificante su molti temi, senza sacrificare l'intrattenimento. Bellissimi personaggi veramente sfaccettati e che instaurano rapporti maturi e interessanti. Capolavoro.