Spirited Away Reviews
"If (Audiences) are only going to be obsessed over this title, they'll never be obsessed over another."
Como un espectador común y corriente, me gusta muchísimo esta película. Me enamore del misterioso Haku y lloré cuando deja ir a Chihiro sin que voltear a ver atrás..."sin voltear a ver atrás", creo que hay muchas enseñanzas en esta película, una de las más notables es el sin cara, pero ademas, el final...¡Que final! Quiero imaginar que es para que cada espectador lo interprete como mejor le convenga, pero sin dejar un vacío seco...sino un vacío porque se acabó algo que te gustó lo suficiente para ir a internet y buscar si hay segunda parte.
Siento que como muchas otras películas asiáticas, no todos la entenderán de una forma especial, pero dichosos todos nosotros, los que sí la entendimos :)
I was let down. This is so far overrated by the groupthink of critics that are afraid to step out of the box to go against the grain of their elitist community. It is still a great movie. However, it is nowhere near my expectation of a 10/10.
The film is well written, well produced and has some stunning visuals. The animation is a little too "choppy" for my comfort. The depth of the story and characters are very strong, definitely making this a great animated film. The story is complex and pure fantasy. This is not Disney fare. However, the story became too complex for my taste. The beauty of My Neighbour Totoro was the simplistic aesthetic of the story. This plot has 2-3x more characters and plot twists that are largely left unexplained.
The film is bizarre. Much more so than My Neighbour Totoro, which was likely the most bizarre children's film I had ever seen. This would never have been produced in America as it is so far off the historical, Hollywood box office formula for children's movies.
Spirited Away should be a benchmark for other animators to follow. I believe it will hold its place in the history of animation for decades to come and could very well be an epic, if it is not one already.
Well animated, with a lot of beautiful visuals and creativity, with charming characters and a inteligent, but still, strange plot
Defenitly a must-see
This is one of Hayao's best animations and, I believe, the best to meet him with. It's all there. A courageous and relatable young female. An enchanting mix of urban and legend. Top-notch animation, full of color that's not lacking in personality. Enticing conflict, high stakes, and three-dimensional antagonists. And, above all, absorption into a fictional world jammed with all sorts of monstrous characters having their own humanity. It all keeps you at this mesmerizing state of mind. It all feels familiar, distant, absurd, scary and magical, all at once, all the time.
There's few films I'd recommend as passionately and universally. I think many, even those who wouldn't expect it for a (Japanese) animation, will find their own enjoyment in this masterpiece.