Howl's Moving Castle Reviews
Saw this on 14/8/15
Although well animated, this Miyazaki outing has a pedestrian story that is too dull, slow and boring, moreover, the lack of interesting characters are also frustrating and compared to his other films, Miyazaki fails to create a rich and interesting world. It may be my disappointment speaking, but unlike his other films, Moving castle does not have a purpose, it's story means nothing. Princess Mononoke had a sensible story which can be seen as a social allegory or a truely fantastic epic fantasy. I also felt slightly disappointed with The Wind Rises because I didn't know what kind of a film it was, but it's not the film's fault and I respect Miyazaki for that. I am also disturbed that the titular character Houl has really no role in the film and the film simply revolves around Sophie and instead of exploring the fantasy themes, it simply satisfies itself as a romantic movie.
Great stuff, now I gotta watch the rest of the Ghibli Studio movies, you never know what something new you might discover if you keep your mind open, glad I do. Be open to listen, make, and watch more diverse art and you'll find MASTERPIECES like this. Don't and you'll be stuck in what is majority, STATUS QUO pop art, which is mostly garbage. And have fun feeding your body/mind that