Full Movie Reviews
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/15/2009
I have yet to be disappointed by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Once again Miyazaki brings his vision to life and the results are no less than amazing. Using a pastel palette that jumps to life and a story so pure and innocent is will soften even the most hardened and jaded of hearts, Ponyo mixes Spirited Away with Totoro and hits every note in stride.
Much as Spirited Away was a take on Alice in Wonderland, so Ponyo is a take on the classic Little Mermaid. In this case a goldfish princess slips away from her wizard father and rides a jellyfish to the human world. A five-year old Sosuke finds her caught in a jar and saves her. After some cute adventures, Ponyo is returned home but her taste of humanity (literally) has given her the power to become human - not without some …