Princess Mononoke (1997)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) The trademark multi-layered fantasy story-line from Studio Ghibli.
2) Ashitaka – Atticus Finch of this story
3) Lady Eboshi – character who deserves her own film.

 

 

Cons –

 

1) Misleading title – Mononoke is definitely not the central character here.

 

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Jigo: So you say you’re under a curse? So what? So’s the whole damn world.

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Castle in the Sky (1986)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Another gem from Studio Ghibli with it’s trademark elements of fantasy, music ,female protagonist and cyberpunk machines.
2) Fast paced
3) Mythical Laputa
4) Rich characters like Dola, Muska and Uncle Pomme.

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 

Dola: There’s nothing worse than having your pigtails shot off!

Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

PROS –
1) Fascinating characters like Calcifer and Turnip
2) A must watch for steampunk fans. A surreal world with a blend of medieval times wizards with portal doors and hi-tech aircraft.

 

CONS –
1) Too many plot-holes
2) Sophie-Howl’s first encounter remains unexplained
3) How Sophie returned to her young form?

 
QUOTE –
Old Sophie: A battleship?
Howl: On its way to burn cities and people
Old Sophie: The enemy’s? Ours?
Howl: What difference does it make?