Nuovamente mi trovo stupito davanti alla vastità creativa della mente di Miyazaki, il cui tratto di matita, seppur semplice, riesce sempre a dar vita a personaggi profondamente caratterizzati. Annichilito lo stereotipo delle storie principesche coi loro banali e ben stabili castelli, Howl e Sophie reinventano il genere, con una favola di magia autentica, seconda solo alla permanenza di Chihiro nella Città Incantata.
I tend to have trouble with films where magic is a non-issue. It affords filmmakers the ability to make things up as they go, and excuse glaring inconsistencies by changing the rules of the world on the fly. There are also weird tonal shifts and pacing issues that make "Howl" feel like a minor entry Miyazaki's canon. That should hardly suggest it isn't a pleasure to watch. Bale is excellent, as is Hishiashi's score.
A little gilded and resplendent for my tastes. I hadn't seen this much decorative gold in a film until I watched 'Curse of the Golden Flower'! Perhaps its focus upon artifice and architectural (in spite of a critical stance) means the presence of the organic in its awesome otherness is less keenly felt. In this sense, 'Howls's Moving Castle' is to Miyazaki's filmography what 'The Emperor's Nightingale' is to Trnka's.
D'une richesse conceptuelle et thématique vaste et fournie, cette tortueuse quête de l'identité, entre tendre histoire d'amour et constante poésie du merveilleux, confirme à nouveau Hayao Miyazaki comme un des plus grands maîtres de l'animation japonaise. www.cinefiches.com
My MUBI review this week is on Howl’s Moving Castle another studio Ghibli film.This film is an amazing piece of work it tells a story of a young girl who is wrongfully cursed by a witch and forced to look old and decrepit but she meets an enchanted young man and has a marvelous journey. If you love narrative stories and animated films this is a must see. This critic gives this film a ten out of ten and two thumbs up.
This is one of my all time favorite animated films ever. This movie veers away from a typical animated fantasy movie with the damsal in distress to a strong protangonist that grows throughout the movie. I really enjoyed the beautiful non diagetic music in the background and the scenery that the movie provides. This movie isnt just an adventure it has elements of comedy from calcifer as well as an element of romance.
This is a delightful little film that explores magic, friendship and love. I think Miyazaki's greatest talent as a filmmaker is world building. He is able to create such rich and vibrant worlds that just draw you in. Well I don't think this is the best Miyzaki I still love this film and think it is supremely underrated. This is an enchanting film that you won't regret tracking down.
La trama viene sviluppata molto bene e popolata di personaggi ben strutturati. Il tutto procede benissimo fino al poetico finale, senza cali di ritmo o di qualità. Molti i temi trattati, dalla follia della guerra al modo migliore di affrontare la vecchiaia, tutti analizzati senza banalizzarli. La regia e la tecnica di animazione sono ottime.Le scene donano momenti visivamente bellissimi e poetici. Veramente notevole.
Magic, powerful and full of mental health discourse, Howl's moving Castle was for me a movie relying heavily the philosophy of old age and wrestling with borderline disorder. Much of it though was covered under a heavy, well embroidered blanket of wonderful storytelling, all so common to Miyazaki. I recommend it for its magical fantasy.