A great movie about saving the world from collapsing but it goes a little overkill with the action at the end which felt like it went forever and made me lose some interest, but it is a fantastic film to behold that is certain and for those who can enjoy the long action scenes the star will pop up to 5.
3.5 stars. I would have made a classier human if I'd had this instead of 'Ferngully' as my eco-aware kid's classic. //whispers//Joe Hisaishi's work is ace here, but I may actually prefer his arpeggio-tastic work for 'The Drifting Classroom'//whispers// Anyway, the important thing is that bugs are pretty cool.
A depiction of a primitive world that takes place in a futuristic setting. It had that nice psychedelic touch to it, which reminded me a bit of René Laloux's mesmerizing sci-fi animation "La Planète sauvage". And as always, Miyazaki manages to integrate genuine and profound aspects of the human condition like no one else. Finally, I can't be the only one who noticed Nausicaä wasn't wearing panties the entire time.
I knew Miyazaki was marvelous, but this film exceeded my expectations... Gave us yet another show of magnificent animation and soundtrack and such a strong heroin to look up to - and, most importantly, a heroin that is not violent. A heroin that has violence and anger within herself but chooses not to act on it, despite everything. This film will always be important.
A strong spiritual precursor to the only somewhat superior Mononoke-hime. Even with less polished animation (at least compared to later Ghibli works) the exuberance in tone, masterful adventure plotting - bordering on the legendary, and the inventiveness of the visual design comes together to create some pretty glorious filmmaking.
Gran enseñanza de esta animación... mostrando una realidad animada después de un gran desastre ambiental... obviamente esta historia no es apropósito y busca crear conciencia, sobretodo en las futuras generaciones... realmente esta obra debería ser vista por todos los niños del mundo...
As far as I'm aware, this is the first major work of modern Japanese fantasy, a unique genre that became recognisable not just thanks to further Ghibli offerings, but thanks to videogames like Final Fantasy and Pokémon. Nausicaä encapsulates everything I love about those universes, too.