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Castle in the Sky Reviews

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May 30, 2018
A young boy encounters a young girl who floats down from the sky and becomes involved with pirates, government agents and the search for a legendary floating castle. I love Miyazaki, but this is a film I like, but don't love. It's an immensely creative film and an often beautifully animated film, but it has a kind of wacky anime tone that I really dislike. It feels like a formative film that has a tone that's typical for the genre that none of his future work would have.
½ May 9, 2018
Castle in the sky tells an incredibly heart felt tale that you are sure to remember for the rest of your life.
March 25, 2018
Can I give this 10 stars? My fav. Miyazaki
½ February 22, 2018
One of Miyazaki's funniest and most entertaining films. Works with strong anti-war and peaceful leadership themes, although in the end does not quite reach the profundity achieved by some of his later films. It still stands as a beautiful experience.
February 8, 2018
Love the ambiguous but intersting opening, it leaves one guessing what is really going on. I love how different and opposite the girl and the boy are, they make a good team. They're really cute together. This is a wonderful adventure movie. That old hag is fueled by greed, brute of a woman. But that guy with shades is just as bad if not worse.

Real beautiful that cave scene. It was like they were teleported to the center of the universe. That robot sure is really powerful. Intersting to see all these different groups of people who want the crystal. It's almost as if the crystal is too powerful for anyone to own it.

Great adventure of a movie! Reminds me a lot of Indiana Jones. That was funny how all the crew members were trying to help the girl because they were all falling for her.

Wow, Laputa is even more beautiful than I anticipated. It's like an oasis. Seeing the same little cat creature that was in Nausicaa, made me gasp. You can see that greed fuels evil and vice versa when the army arrives to Laputa and they start pillaging all the treasure. I'm glad it ended the way it did. No one should have all that power. There must be a balance.

Overall, this is an epic adventure movie with a great cast of characters.
½ February 1, 2018
A fun adventure story for anyone looking for the island in the sky.
½ January 3, 2018
So beautiful. Miyazaki movies are for kids, but they are capable of melting anyone's heart. They are encouraging, they teach a lot and they are not simple in their judgments. The question of the group of pirates who become so lovable throughout the film is an example of the Japanese's ability to create characters without destiny, without being totally good or evil, only human. The story unfolds very well, although it has a few moments of slip. A wonderful film, but one that must be watched in Japanese because the American dubbing is horrible.
December 18, 2017
Puntaje Original: 6.0

Es entretenido, los niños seguro lo disfrutarán; con personajes muy bien trabajados envueltos en una curiosa y tierna trama, aunque como latinoamericano me costó tomarme la película enserio gracias al peculiar nombre de la isla "LAPUTA".
½ December 10, 2017
so dark the con of man
November 27, 2017
A wonderful story with great characters and some sadly dated animation.
½ November 21, 2017
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October 24, 2017
This was a great movie
½ October 7, 2017
While it may not be as effective as some of Miyazaki's masterpieces, Castle in the Sky is nonetheless a beautifully animated, creative, and enjoyable film that can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
September 13, 2017
An earlier entry from master animator Hayao Miyazaki that captures the wonder & adventure of two children in search for a castle & civilization in the sky..

No human has ever been able to reach Laputa (Castle in the Sky) but the girl carries an item & heritage that can get them there.

Filled with mystery & terrific animation, it truly is an exceptional film. An engrossing picture that is a delight for children & adults alike.
September 3, 2017
It may be cheesier than Miyazaki is known for, but it has plenty of humor and visually enchanting fantasy to make up for it, giving fun action and a sweeping sense of adventure.
August 29, 2017
Even before Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli was considered the international success, "Castle in the Sky" predicted that animation would become a domineering force in film industry. It has a balance between both kids and adults: a fun animated period piece with a subtle environmentalist message. The characters have a purpose, an ultimate twist, and the worldbuilding is almost as beautiful as a classic sci-fi film. Miyazaki has made a creative place to live in, and a wonderful epic to see.
½ August 28, 2017
A more action-oriented Miyazaki effort, Castle in the Sky has a few stunning sequences and some beautiful animation to offer, but ultimately fails where Studio Ghibli usually succeeds with flying colors- in the character and story departments
August 27, 2017
Perhaps the only Ghibli feature you could accurately call a "romp." This is a clear, no strings attached adventure movie, and a really really good one at that. Miyazaki borrows heavily from his excellent TV series Future Boy Conan - which probably won't mean anything to most people - but obviously condenses the length to a reasonable running time. Overall it's just a lot of fun.
½ August 27, 2017
Another beautifully entertaining masterpiece that carries the Ghibli heartening magic from "Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind." It's more exhilarating and more fun to the beauty. Even though nastiness was added, it doesn't affect the strong power of this great anime film. (A)

(Full review TBD)
August 26, 2017
As always an excellent Studio Ghibli film!
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