I loved this, my favourite Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli animation yet.
The story was great as usual and was told in a compelling way.
There is much focus on how people and animals/nature live
and the destructiveness of mankind.
A touching and visually stunning animation, highly recommended.
Although, This would have been a great blu-ray movie to watch.
I put up a more detailed review on my blog here: http://theshortlink.com/PrincessMononokeReview
Generally like Japanese animation - Princess Monomoke was visually fantastic - felt story itself & its animation was too violent even for children - did not enjoy as normally
Beautiful story, we all loved this movie.
The more i watch Miyazaki films the more they grow on me. His focus on the environment and nature really appeals to me and the music is always amazing. His films were made purely for Japanese audiences but they are equally relevant to all movie viewers.
Aimed more at younger children than mine.
Just amazing, this is a must see for anime movie fans. the animation is just amazing and what a great story. and the characters are just great you want to see win even the bad characters are really good.
Definitely one of the best anime movies I have seen and with a valued storyline. Very Good.
An amazingly beautiful film with rounded three-dimensional characters - so rare for an animated or children's film, but so common with Ghibli's work. Well worth sharing this masterpiece with your kids, the message is just brilliant.
Phenomenal movie! It's clear to see the parallels to what the human race does to nature today. And so refreshing, that there's no absolute good and evil in this movie; the lines are blurred. Who's right and who's wrong? Awesome.
Studio Ghubli excels once again in this ecological conscious animation feast. Perhaps a little violent in parts for youngsters it however is well worth watching for teens onwards. The animation is absolutely astounding as is usual in Myazaki's films.
Fantastic animation. Beware the M rating though it is a bit graphic in parts.
A Japanese animation with a positive message.
Doesn't have quite the impact of some of the other Studio Ghibli films but worth watching nevertheless. The enviromental theme is strong which makes it nicely in tune with the times.
A tragically beautiful film. Definitely worth watching, especially if you love anime. Timely environmental message too.
This an earlier film of Miyazawa's, a fable of the clash between humankind and nature itself. Like the later Spirited Away it uses elements of Japanese folklore juxtaposed with technological advances (in this case those of the 17th century rather than the modern world) to create an edgy and evocative atmosphere.
For those that love Anime this is the bomb
Sublime. My only regret is not seeing it on the big screen.
My favourite from the guys that brought us Spirited Away and Totoro. Very different but still a piece of art.
Not the best of his films. Go for Porco Rosso instead.
This is an enjoyable story but also a very profound movie. For example, it shows how the light and dark side of each of us works together to make us who we are. It has other themes as well, but I won't keep rabbiting on. See it also as a great intro to Japanese animation
Another great movie from the director 'Spirited Away' not quite as good as Spirited Away and a darker plot. But still highly recommended
A definite winner, but not as good as Spirited Away. Again great anime, plot and characterization. Even the emotional manipulation in this film is totally forgivable as the message is admirable.
A very well crafted movie, with a few good twists and turns to keep the kids (10 - 13)interested...almost as good as 'Spirited Away'. A Japanese animation with a positive message. Definately worth seeing!
This is a brilliant film, combining the best tradition of Kurosawa's epic cinema, with the animation style pioneered by Tezuka Osamu. The latter was inspired by Disney, and it seems appropriate that the English versions of Miyazaki's films (Director of Princess Mononoke) are produced by Disney alumnus and Pixar founder John Lasseter. The fact is that Disney is now a rotting institution, while Pixar has been able to breathe life back into American animation. But for true spirit, you've got to see Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. They are destined to inspire and amaze for generations to come. Don't be put off by the Anime/Manga genre, open your mind and you will be blown away by an epic fantasy which deserves all the kudos which was awarded to the likes of Lord of the Rings.
Not as charming as other Ghibli films, and I was surprised by the violence. But there are some great moments.