Back to the wonderful world of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli! Once again I was carried away into the fantasyland by the wizard of animation. One has to watch his cinema to know how high animation can go without backup of heavy CGI, happening 3D effects, excessive merchandising or marketing gimmicks to sell wonderland to kids. Not even excellence of Disney or Pixar can match the marvelous landscapes and sublime emotions of
A young girl named Sophie turned into an old granny by a witch spell. She remains so for the most part of the movie but nevertheless she’s spirited away into exciting world of moving castle where she’s enjoying companionship of a moving scarecrow, funny fire demon named Calcifer, a young wizard named Master Howl and his young apprentice Marco. Outside the fantasy world, the war is destroying cities, innocent citizens and nature. Ultimately true love and pure heart of Sophie can free everyone from witch spell and war.
Moving castle is pure delight and treat to watch where anything is possible- watch that four colored dial door that turns to different worlds outside the door. Along with the journey of Sophie, we’re also turned into the strange but captivating world of beautiful visuals and imagination and like any of Studio Ghibli films, it’s purely a treat to your senses. The use of moving western classical background score in almost many of
Having watched many of Miyazaki films and wrote enough about them, I just want to consent a thought shared by one of his bewitched fan Richard Nilsen- “The world it gives us to live in for a couple of hours, is pure magic. It is one of those places we might wish never to leave.”