Thursday, February 02, 2006

I Finally Saw Princess Mononoke

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After a very long time of waiting and searching for Princess Mononoke film, I was able to watch it. The film is about a prince being infected by a demon and had to leave his village and go to far east to beg for the forest spirit to restore him. If not he himself will become a demon, lose his humanity and eventually die. Along the course of his search he met different characters. Including the lady who mines copper and turn it into bullets and killing beasts and destroying forests in the process. He also met Princess Mononoke, a girl raised by wolf god, who were fighting the copper lady and defending the forest and beasts. Their lives intertwined and so there goes the plot. I don't want to be a spoiler for those who weren't able to see it. The film is superb. The artwork, story line, and the plot. The best.

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I also watched Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle before I saw Princess Mononoke. Both films are great too. Spirited Away is a film about a young girl trying to save her parents who were turned into pigs because of eating too much in the land of the spirits. Now she has to serve the witch so that her parents will be restored soon, if not they will remain to be pigs forever.

Howl's Moving Castle, on the other hand, is about a young girl (who makes hat) turned into a very old lady by simply sending the Witch of the wasteland out in her hot shop (actually, because she was also aided in one incident by Howl that's why the witch follow her in the hat shop). Now she must travel far to where the gods reside to ask the witch to restore her or find someone to help her. There, he saw the moving castle and decided to be Howl's helper. Then she discovers things, including Howl's strange powers and behavior. And so the story goes by finding the cure to restore herself and help Howl about his dilemma - finding his true self.

Now what are you waiting for, go and buy your own copies of these fantastic films. Enjoy!

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