"There is a song from my home 'take root in the ground, live in harmony with the wind, plant your seeds in the winter, and rejoice with the birds in the coming of spring.' No matter how many weapons you have, no matter how great your technology might be, the world cannot live without love."
Laputa : très bon film, mais avec quelques éléments irritants. Exemples : il est très genré (le comportement des filles et des garçons sont un peu caricaturaux) ; certains éléments sont abordés rapidement et d'une manière simpliste (l'impact d'une différence majeure dans les technologies militaires de deux nations)... À la fin, le côté "protégeons la nature et voyons le monde comme un grand jardin" est très réussi!
It will grow on me, I'm sure. I don't like these characters, namely the antagonists, as much as other Miyazaki incantations. There's always a cathartic epic to his stories that rings environmental truth and gives an incidental, integral voice for the working class. All in a retrofuturist, magic realist way. Many allusions to Nausicäa were appreciated. The destination was beautiful, love the robots. LAP-you-tah.
A bit too much of a traditional adventure romp for my taste, albeit with ecological steam-punk trappings. Only the castle itself with its giant metal curator really lingers. But you can't fault the workmanship on display. A sturdy film, but not one which resonated deeply with me. For that reason it has never become "go to" comfort viewing like 'Kiki' for me.
I really enjoy that the plot is the effect that technology has on us and that even the most technologically advanced world can have huge consequences when it is put in the wrong hands. I really gained a deeper understanding for how great nature and natural beauty is while watching the film.