The animation in this movie is very well done and nearly breath-taking at times. The music fits well with the scenes. The voices and dubbing are some of the best I have seen yet. Overall, there isn't much to complain about in this movie at all! Even my boyfriend thought it was "okay", which means it must be good! (he is critical at liking anime).
5/5 It had a good storyline.
5/5 The characters are memorable, which, in my book, makes them developed.
5/5 DEEEE (deep)
5/5 Good music, especially the ending theme, Mononoke Hime.
3.5/5 A lot of beheadings, bearmings, beleggings, and arrows shot through heads and things like that. A LOT of realistic bleeding, and worm-type things growing out of gods and demons.
5/5 Good, excellent, goooooooooo, whatever! It's the best!
4/5 Plenty of good old-fashioned swearing when one is in deep doo.
5/5 I loved it, it was very deep and sad...but also happy.
Totals: 47.5/50, a very long movie, not for the weak-stomached or impatient.
Ashitaka is a prince, and he's out in the forest. As he's going back to town on his horse, he sees a strange being in the bushes. It charges, and Ashitaka fights it. It touches his right arm, and he gets "demon markings" there. Now, whenever a god or demon is near, it swells up and gets kindof a mind of it's own. Not necessarily good, mind you. He is kinda kicked out of the town he lives in. Now, he must go around wherever he pleases, seeing the world with "eyes, unclouded by hate". The story progresses as "the wolf girl", San, attacks Irontown. They try to kill her. (the women are a hoot!) And then, some stuff happens, and you meet the Forest Spirit... freaky...
San is the Princess Mononoke. (moh-no-no-kay) She lives with the animals in the forest, and can talk to them. The Forest Spirit controls life and death in the forest. When San brings Ashitaka there, it chooses to let him live. We are all happy now. Yeah, it was great and all. Of course, then someone wants to kill the Forest Spirit. And, of course, that would not be good. CAN THEY DO IT???
5/5 Very mystical, magical penny-like *think the mystical magical penny*
5/5 Deep enough for me... I cried. (but... then again, I cried when I played FF7, and THAT was only the opening credits!!)
5/5 Very good.
4/5 Some bloody battle scenes, the demon boars are downright scary!
5/5 I'd give it higher if I could!!
4/5 He swears once or twice
Totals: 48/50, or very much so excellent! (Claire Danes does San's voice, and she matches quite well! Minnie Driver is Lady Eboshi.)
TOTALS: 47.75/50 We both loved it, and both CRIED...BOO-HOOOOOOOOOO.
***Own it on DVD, so both dubbed and subbed. Subbed is preferred by us!***