Yes, Spirited Away is a triumph of imagination, but it's also a failure of storytelling.
Failure of a critic.
Jul 30 - 02:02 PM
I never thought I'd say this... but your opinion is incorrect
Sep 10 - 09:44 PM
I know exactly what you mean, nameivom. I agree. The storytelling in Spirited Away is amazing! So unlike anything we're used to in most animated features, but the way the story enfolds itself is wonderfully balanced!Just think of the scene in the train which is an amazing couter-part to all the colourful events that took place just beforehand.
Aug 3 - 09:23 AM
Everyone's entitled to their opinion, but that doesn't mean they're entitled to be right.
Apr 16 - 05:18 AM
The storytelling in Spirited Away was amazing, you dick!
Jul 2 - 04:46 PM
Are you freaking serious?! the story was told through the imagination you dumbass! it was told through all of its imagery!you fail at your job
Aug 13 - 03:47 PM
Aug 24 - 05:56 AM
Great another Critic lacking the intelligence to understand the plot.
Oct 3 - 12:43 AM
I agree with all the statements. If you get the story then the storytelling is a success.
Oct 26 - 09:15 PM
There was nothing freeform about it, it's called mythology. All of the characters were mythological figures, and so were most of the elements of the story, including the format. If you thought that it was boring and lacked a plot, then you should turn off Mission Impossible 1500 and go read a book without pictures, preferably one about Japanese mythology...or really any myth or fairy tale from any culture on the planet.
In addition to being gorgeous, I thought that it re-introduced the old-fashioned folklore that we have lost because we shelter our kids with Disney happyface song-and-dance garbage that passes for fairy tale.
Jan 5 - 11:42 AM
The storytelling lies to be mysterious, leaving us to feel for Chihiro. We see weird, if not, creepy things that she faces to save her parents, including herself, and with the help of someone else to guide her.How is that a failure? There's no plot holes, there's no errors in mind, and the story is actually a twist unlike the other setups where the child's separated, yet they're rescued.Think about that.
Jul 15 - 07:01 PM
So, this guy enlongated "It was boring" into seven paragraphs, much like all of the other critics that gave a rotten rating.
I never really knew "It was boring" would be considered criticism, especially when they don't provide a good reason why they thought so, and rather, just saying, "It just didn't appeal to me. For some reason, I found myself bored."
I can infer what type of taste in movies this "critic" has, especially when he says, "But not a single minute of the middle section stuck in my mind."
He's probably referring to the scenes where Chihiro cleans out the stink spirit, or where she discovers a bloody Haku in the form of a dragon, or where a giant No Face chases Chihiro throughout the bathhouse, wreaking all havoc.
Indeed, if this "critic" wasn't freakin' sleeping through it all, I'd say that there weren't enough guns, blood, and explosions in this movie to keep his childish tastes satisfied.
I'd understand a critic giving a rotten rating if the movie was seriously flawed, but "boring" scenes shouldn't be considered a flaw. It's impossible, even for Miyazaki, to keep every single member of the audience on the edge of their seats throughout every second of the movie (like it did to me).
Jul 20 - 01:36 PM
After watching Ponyo I was looking back at other reviews of Miyazaki's work, and I find what people criticize him of very odd... If you don't get it, you shouldn't criticize it. For example I do not get country music, so I really don't say anything good or bad about it because anything I would say is just personal reactions/feelings rather than intelligent analysis and reflection... His stories are a little different than what we are used to watching in the states, and I think the most important element of this film is character development and relationships. Anyway, this movie makes me happy and cozy. yay for happy and cozy.
Aug 14 - 09:25 PM
MY GOD ARE YoU AN BAKA?!?!?! Sprited Away represents a 'godly' version of a .... EVEN IF I SAY THIS You WILL STILL BE A BAKA AND NOT KNOW A SiNGLe THING!!!
Sep 18 - 10:29 PM
Idiot. Apparently you have no brain. You are an absolute FAIL.
Oct 22 - 04:10 PM
FOR **** SAKE IT IS NOT A FAILURE!!!! BESIDES THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC LIKES THIS MOVIE!!!!!
Dec 7 - 11:31 PM
Jan 3 - 07:20 AM
YES, LISTEN TO RORY! HES RIGHT! KIL YOURSELF FOR HATING THIS FILM!
Feb 9 - 11:48 AM
It doesn't fail, you just either failed to grasp it or it just isn't your type.Don't attribute your personal distaste to a great film like this.
Feb 11 - 02:12 PM
why are you guys ruining 100% Tomato Meter?! i mean WTF!? go kill yourself! this was a great masterpiece! >:(
Mar 6 - 03:13 AM
I hate it when a clueless critic stops a fantastic film from getting the 100% it deserves. It pisses me off...>:(
May 13 - 07:59 PM