Spirited Away Reviews
Some scenes in Spirited Away can be very intimidating at times, such as being a young girl who has to face a crowd of jangling, wildy variegated horde of frogmen, river-dragons, nameless ooze-beasts, radish giants, and above all, the witch Yubaba, A huge-headed, bejeweled monstrosity who steals names and memories. Chihiro (who is the young girl) has to face these horrifying monstrosities, which make her believe at first that she is dreaming, and has to eat spirit food so she does not have to disintegrate with the spirits yet. She is at a young age she, and really should not be the one to suffer from her parents doing, Luckily she is able to have friends that are willing to help her along the way. This captures such an amazing tale of how one little girl can go be strong and courageous just because she wants to save her parents. (Not only does she want them but she needs them.)
The graphics in Spirited Away are extraordinary, It really shows how Miyazaki (The producer) is able to portray wit and playfulness and charm mixed into the proceedings. The cool part about it, it is all hand drawn and then it is all digitised. "Yet it has a dazzling quality, which has a fleetness and lightness in the way that switches from the close-up on a deft little sight gag or a sweet character observation, sweeping out for a breathtaking panorama of an extraterrestrial landscape imagined with passionate detail and specificity. The whole film in a way felt as if it all was a dream and that is seamless. It flows without any effort from scene to scene, from emotion to emotion straight from tragic to comedy. This shows that it took a long time to actually create this masterpiece, before they digitize everything they have to hand drawn the characters and their amazingly detailed surroundings, which probably took them awhile to put so much detail into one paper and then making a movie out of it with perfect meaning and fantastic graphics, it is just mind boggling. This is why Spirited away is one of the most mass appealed and was one of the best animated movies that was able to win the top prize at the Berlin festival.
This Breathtaking movie puts so much personality into characters that even little things that you can treat as objects have a personality of its own. Spirited away is adjusted for all audiences especially american audiences. Spirited away's breath and heart, gave it the appeal that should touch all american viewers. This film is able to truly transport their viewers outside themselves-- or deep inside. But even the small soot balls in the film have a personality and are their own characters. Even though some things like soot balls you wouldn't think you could give them personality but Miyazaki (The producer) is able to think outside the box and give objects and things there own personality and make the movie a lot more Child-like and puts a little bit more character into each of his characters he comes up with which really brings this horrific movie together, without him this movie probably would not have been such a great success.
This film is so captivating, yes some parts of the film can be intimidating but this brave young girl is willing to risk everything to save her parents. The graphics are superb, each picture was hand drawn with a lot of detail and then digitized which is why it was considered the top winner of the Berlin festival. Each character was not treated as 2 dimensional, the characters all have their own little personality including the small soot balls that would carry the lumps of coal into the fire with their small little arms and legs. Spirited Away is such a wonderful and moving movie in so many ways, each scene flows so seamlessly, without abrupt stops. There are times in the movie where you can cry and not feel like an idiot, because it is such a work of art that is able to pool a lot of meaning into this movie.
Those black fluff balls are so cute. Seeing the inner workings of the bath house is mind boggling. There's so much that seems to be going on. This movie is about a lot of things. But mainly it's about a girl who is becoming independent and mature.
There's some really well thought out original ideas in this movie that are just really inspiring. I loved the whole metaphor of the big slime creature who came and got washed up. It turns out he was overly materialistic and greedy stocking up on all these things he didn't need and in the end after he got washed up, he left a clean spirited man, leaving all his gold and possessions behind.
That whole concept of the spirit train really hit me when I saw all these working class spirits getting off I guess to go home. And then I got to thinking, maybe in the afterlife, some people continue working and never go to paradise. It was a pretty haunting thought. Just like always, love trumps all can fix any situation. The mouse and the bird characters were so cute. And seeing the difference of how the two witch sisters live is a very important thing to note, because in the end it dictates there personalities. Hearing that the guy's voice of Haku is the same one who does voices in Skyrim, was great. I can't help but feel kind of worried for Chihiro, given that her life doesn't seem like it's the greatest since. Her parents don't seem to care too much. But knowing that she's still protected by the hair tie they gave her, is a nice touch and a great way to end the movie.
Overall, amazing film. One of the most beautifully animated films ever to come out. Once again, Miyazaki and his team took me on another wonderful cinematic adventure filled with joy, humor, charm, and important lessons in life. This is a great movie about a girl beginning to blossom and get out of her shell and become a teen.
Atmosfere suggestive,animazioni splendide ed ambientazioni estremamente curate.Per una storia fantastica e surreale che appassiona lo spettatore.