COMIC You know, I have never understood the greatness of Miyazaki's movies

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  1. doboi

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    I've watched all of them, and no matter how great the reviews are, I've never found myself agreeing that any of them are great. Ponyo recently came out and I went to see it with my gf after reading lots of positive reviews. I wanted to vomit :ugh:. She liked it because it was kinda cute. I mean I just don't get it (the appeal, not the movie itself). I guess the visuals are usually pretty good, although Ponyo was nothing to write home about. The constant message about being eco-friendly gets annoying and he seems to have it in all his movies. I'm thinking about giving one or two of them another shot and seeing if I like them a second time around. Debating between Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.

    On a side note, i thought that Shinkai's two most recent movies would be boring and never could get past 10 minutes of each. I finally got around to finishing them and thought Place Promised in our Early Days was :bowdown:. I was high while watching 5cm/sec though and had no idea what the fuck was going on except for the sweet dream scenes. I know I'll get "oh my god you didn't get the character development" but that movie needed a couple robots or spaceships :o
     
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    Ponyo sucked

    The only miyazaki movies i like are nausicaa, laputa and mononokehime.
     
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    and none of those make it in to my top 5 anime movies...
     
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    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    I am a big fan of Spirited Away and Mononoke Hime will always be special to me cause it was the first anime movie I saw in a theater, but beyond that I find his work to be good, but not the end all be all some people make it out to be.

    Now the DS game they are working on with Level-5 makes me cream my pants just based on screen shots alone.
     
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    Certainly not the greatest, but I think the movies are excellent :dunno: one miyazaki movie that a lot of people haven't watched is Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro. If you watch that Lupin along with the other Lupin movies, you really see the stupendous difference in Miyazaki's story telling abilities compared to others.

    I haven't seen Ponyo yet, but I really like all of them, Totoro, Nausicaa, Grave of the Fireflies, Porco Rosso, Laputa, Kiki's Delivery Service, Mononoke, Spirited Away, all excellent movies :dunno:
     
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    they are all boring imo, the best anime movie is Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo, if you disagree then you dont know shit =)
     
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    ok i dont know shit, that movie bored me to tears and i was never able to finish it.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    its more of a romance/drama thing more than anything
    if you want something not boring then watch sword of the stranger
     
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    saw that long ago :hsugh:

    i got bored with toki wo after the girl got creamed by the train for like the 3rd time, will probably try re watching it someday.
     
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    I enjoyed The Girl Who Lept Through Time a lot more than any of the other Miyazaki movies :o
     
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    Jonathan77 Dreamer, Nostalgic with the state of mind

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    I enjoyed Howl's Moving Castle. I cried.
     
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    The Castle of Cagliostro (his Lupin film) is still my personal favorite.
     
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    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    This thread made me realize that I never did get around to watching Howl's Moving Castle. I will have to check it out.
     
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    I really enjoyed that one. :hs:
     
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    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    It's funny how hard John Lasseter sackrides Miyazaki. :bowdown:

    The "greatness" of Miyazaki's animated movies is like the "greatness" of Disney's animated movies. They pretty much suck as entertainment, but so does traditional literature, like the shit they make you read in school.
     
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    a lot of the time i think it's just america being so fascinated with the exotic, but then the reviews i read are almost universally positive and i just don't understand what i'm missing :o
     
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    I liked that one too.
     
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    Tikiman The Internet has left me in despair.

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    That is probably a part of it. Also, while the quality of the animation is good as far as anime goes, it blows American animation out of the water so people who might not be as familiar with anime will really be impressed with just that, regardless if the movie itself is ground breaking or not.
     
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    Yeah, I always meant to watch it, just always got sidetracked I guess.
     
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    Kawamori > Miyazaki
     
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    I would love to see what kawamori could do with a miyazaki sized budget.
     
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    Satoshi Kon needs more money.
     
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    Jaron95 "Gattai" dattou?!

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    Definitely this. The stories in Miyazaki movies are usually pretty typical folklore type stuff, but the way it's "brought to life", so to speak, in Studio Ghibli's badass animation is a large part of what impresses a Western audience.
     

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