After Miyazaki finished with Howl's Moving Castle, it seemed that if he was becoming really popular, maybe his SON can be popular too. So apparently his son, Goro was jealous of his films and thought that if "he can do it, SO CAN I!" So naturally a film was in development by Miyazaki's son. But, one has to think, "if they can have Miyazaki the genius who makes films out of mere imagination and become critical successes, surely his son can do the exact opposite with his film...
WELL TOO BAD! That's what he did!
And thus the film that was considered the Studio Ghibli avalanche was none other than Tales of Earthsea, and to be frank, not only was this considered a box-office bomb, but also the biggest disappointment from Studio Ghibli, period. Goro's father warned him that the movie is not good, and it needs to be revised, but, naturally Goro was also fighting for Hayao's approval.
Yeah, we all knew this thing was coming. Unfortunately I have to talk about it. So I guess its appropriate that we talk about the plot?
Well, to be honest. The only thing I can tell you was that it was poorly based off someone else work, which that author was given a private showing. Stating that this movie is not her book, it was his movie, and it was a good movie. Well, unfortunately, we thought not.
Remember when I said that Pom Poko was one of the worst animated films in existence in Japanese history? Well, I lied. While that film kept you entertained more for the formula and at least it was interesting enough to see how they could create something like that, but, here it's just...
Couldn't they get anything out of this film in terms of, EVERYTHING? Out of all the Studio Ghibli films, this is without a doubt, the weakest, the very weakest I've seen.
There isn't much I can say till Miyazaki's next film, which will get to that one later.