Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/16/2012
The multiawarded and critically acclaim animated for adults only presents a wonderful story. A giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village. Prince Ashitaka (Yōji Matsuda) kills the beast but becomes infected which makes him become evil. Ashitaka meets San (Yuriko Ishida) and sees a tree spirit that guides his way. Lady Eboshi shows how town works to defend the village of Iron Town. Toki, one of the villagers, is enamored by Ashitaka. San and Lady Eboshi fight, both stunned by Ashitaka. He is shot but still walks with San on his shoulders. The boars meet San, Moro and Ashitaka. Moro explains Ashitaka about San and the deaths to come.
Sensational screenplay with a few thought provoking lines: Wise woman – “You cannot alter your fate, Prince.” Prince Ashitaka – …
JTurner - wrote on 05/31/2009
With PRINCESS MONONOKE, Miyazaki churned out a highly acclaimed masterpiece that became the highest grossing movie of Japan, until his later SPIRITED AWAY dethroned it. Darker and more violent than any of Miyazaki's other films, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a dramatic multi-layered story about an Emishi prince who tries to settle the brutal conflict between a clan of human outcasts and the vicious gods of the forest. Most animated movies tend to portray characters as either "heroes" or "villains", but MONONOKE eschews these kinds of stock roles in favor of telling a story in which practically all the characters are flawed figures trying to find their way in the world. I think this makes MONONOKE all the more mesmerizing as a film, combined with the spectacular animation (check out the Forest …