We expect more from the studio that brought us Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.
Really? Four paragraphs?
Feb 17 - 08:22 PM
if you think of those two films as Ghibli's best, then you have no idea what you are talking about. Noob.
Feb 18 - 01:14 AM
Agreed. Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle are in fact two of my favourites but they're definitely not the only "best" Studio Ghibli films out there.
Studio Ghibli produces a wide range of movies touching a vast amount of sentiments. If you're going to base your opinion in comparison to just those two films then you can't really call yourself a critic.
Feb 18 - 09:18 AM
This is a very overdone story, and for Ghibli to rehash it out, no matter how well it was done, isn't very creative for a studio that brought works like howl's moving castle.
Feb 29 - 11:06 PM
true, but this is based off a book in America, while all the others but that and Ponyo were original stories
Feb 20 - 06:02 AM
Actually Henry, Mary Norton, who wrote the original series that this movie is based off of, is indeed from the United Kingdom. Like so many other great works of literature, it too is not United States in origin. She wrote it along with four other books. She is also credited with creating Bedknobs and Broomsticks, another classic story. She passed away in Devon, England back in 1992.
Also, this is not Studio Ghilbli's first film based of a novel. Howl's Moving Castle is based of the fantasy novel written by another British author. Diana Wynne Jones had Howl's Moving Castle published in 1986.
Ponyo was, and is and original creation from Hayao Miyazaki. It is very loosely based off of The Little Mermaid. The similarities though are so much different that it can truly be called original.
Feb 27 - 08:41 PM
I expect more from a professional critic who should understand the basic principles of the differences between films. You obviously expected something along the lines of Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle instead of watching this film with a clean slate. Also, 4 paragraphs?! I know 6 year old children who can write more than that.
Feb 20 - 08:45 AM
Those two films were by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli but "The Secret World of Arrietty" was done by Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Before you compare Studio Ghibli films to each other you first need to find out which of the 7 directors produce each film.
Feb 22 - 02:02 AM
Expecting more of studio ghibli is completely legitimate. A movie doesn't exist in the context of a vacuum.
â??1) fails to explore any poignant themes of humanity (e.g. Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Naussica, etc)
1.5) One may say that this movie explores environmentalism and man's coexistence with nature, but Studio Ghibli has already created a phenomenal master-piece which does so x100000 effectively. No need to return to the theme with a half-assed, emotionless approach.
2) Forgettable, flat, emotionless soundtrack
3) A complete lack of pacing. This is one of those "things happen" movies a la Michael Bay, only that these "things happen" at an excruciatingly glacial pace
4) No character arc/development
Feb 26 - 05:28 PM
I loved the soundtrack to Arrietty.
Jun 9 - 12:06 AM
You Radheyan Simonpillai are a dork with no heart. Someone like you could NEVER appreciate or understand a movie like this one.
Feb 28 - 02:47 PM