Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Howls Moving Castle

Howls Moving Castle is your standard wartime tale of girl meets wizard, girl is turned in to a granny, granny becomes cleaner, wizard becomes bird, happy ever after that we all know and love. Another fine animation from Studio Ghibli (that brought you Spirited Away). Not quite as fantastic as Spirited but still good, one good thing (or bad, dependent on your tastes) about Ghibli animation is that it tends to steer clear of the whole tentalce-rape scene that some Japanimaion seems to be preocupated with. One I'd happily watch with my young cousins. Also has nice touch of "the futility of war" moral in there too.

********'' 8/10

"All right Calcifer, lets get cooking.

I don't cook! I'm a scary fire demon! "

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