Much like Howl's Moving Castle, story takes a backseat to imagery. I could normally forgive that, but considering Miyazaki's pedigree as both storyteller and visual master, I feel like I can't let it slip. I can see why people like this movie: it has some wonderful animation and the setting/characters are all suitably wacky, but the whole thing is just a little directionless.
Miyazaki's most fully realised magical vision. 'Spirited Away' is situated firmly within the shadowy, sometimes lurid world of the mythic. It is infused with the archetypal power of the fairytale, which transcends casual logic or what Werner Herzog would call "accountant's truth". It has a delicacy which stops it tipping fully into the grotesque, though it remains a heady brew. Beautiful music helps cast the spell.
The movie I chose this week for my weekly review is Spirited away. Most of us are familiar with studio Ghibli from our childhood but this movie is by far the best one ever made. It has everything that an animated film should have great illustration, amazing story with character development, and a super cool yet relatable heroine. If you desire to be thrown back into your childhood and amazed watch this great movie.
This the first time I watched a movie from Ghibli Studio. Especially, from the legendary Hayao Miyazaki. SPIRITED AWAY is a great family movie which has an adult theme. It's exciting, entertaining, heart-warming, and beautifully animated. SPIRITED AWAY also has something that I would call it "magical" in it. It seems Mr. Miyazaki put a subliminal message about environment in it. Thanks God, I can watch it in cinema..