Relased 9/20/02 Rated: PG
Ok, I didn’t really know what I was getting in to when I went to go see this film in theaters. My friend and I pretty much just picked a movie. We hadn’t heard of it but decided to see it anyway. Turns out this movie is freakin’ awesome!!
Miyazaki makes the most awesome movies. They’re Japanese anime, so if you get weirded out by crazy looking creatures and concepts, this may not be the starting Miyazaki film for you. I might suggest Kiki’s Delivery Service, which is another great film, and it’s not that hard to handle.
Spirited Away definitely brings you into a new and exciting world, different from anything you could have imagined. And while our main character is only about ten years old, the film never allows the adults in the audience to feel as though they are watching something that’s too young for them. Does that make sense? The movie is not kid-ified to the point that the older viewers will lose interest.
Miyazaki’s artwork in his films is just amazing. And his imagination has no bounds from the few films of his I’ve seen. Guaranteed, you will want to see the rest of his movies for just that alone. –And none of his characters look like the Sailor Moon-animaion, which is kinda how most anime looks to those who are not fluent in it. You know what I mean: the tall, skinny people with the angular features, and the majority of the women are busty.– None of that in this film!
This is a great movie if you’re looking for a new experience, or just some cool artwork. Fun to watch as it is to share. It’s different, and exciting, and definitely worth the journey.