Jeremy ended his review of this film with this statement, "I have yet to find one [a Miyazaki film] that didn't leave me stunned by the animation, amazed by the story and overjoyed by the journey." That is exactly the way I feel about Miyazaki films as well.
However, this one felt a bit slight to me compared to his last two films. No matter - I'm still glad I saw it. The animation blew me away but the story dragged a bit. Still, the animation is so mindboggling and the world Miyazaki creates is so wondrous that this movie is still well worth watching.
There are truly breathtaking moments in this film - especially the scene with Ponyo running atop the waves as they crashed upon the narrow road. I liked that Ponyo's dad could have been auditioning for the Japanese version of The New York Dolls.
Perhaps I just couldn't give this movie enough of a chance because I'm so sick of The Little Mermaid story having had to sit through the Disney version dozens of times when my little sister watched it. Thanks Amy! You ruined a Miyazaki film for me!
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
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