I must say I am baffled as to the low reception this movie is getting by our forum-members..
It's no Miyazaki..because it's NOT
The heartfelt journey of our young heroine is endearing, the animation gorgeous from start to finish..
If flawed, I blame the somewhat short runningtime and the lack of story-development for the boy character.
I own the movie on Bluray and in the interviews that are included one can easily make out the huge input the young director received from Miyazaki. That would of course be a welcome thought to anyone, however I can't help but feel that Yonebayashi's vision is slightly overshadowed by
Miyazaki's.. Miyazaki provided the story treatment.
I was amazed by some of the statements given by this great Animation Buff..
He pointed out that Japanese animators have a very limited/restricted train of thought..so as that they were unable to place this story in it's original 'english' setting, despite a research trip to England.
''They will contuinue drawing Japanese people and Japanese settings, they simply prefer it to what is there to work with..''
Very interesting stuff and well-worth viewing.
This is the type of interview one expects to find on Bluray!!
(Disney, eat your heart out
When it comes to brains, I got the lion-share,
but when it comes to bruth strength, I'm afraid I'm at the shallow end of the gene pool