Thursday, 18 February 2010

PONYO



Ponyo is the latest Hayao Miyazaki film from Studio Ghibli (Miyazaki writing, directing and animating which is always good news). The plot, simply put, is a little magical fish attempting to escape her father, become human and hang out, on land, with a young boy named Sosuke.

Visually, Ponyo is right up there with Miyazaki's most recent efforts (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle), but Ponyo has it's own aesthetic identity, with brighter colours and some beautifully simplistic characters, that really sets it apart. Despite some of the simplicity there are some incredibly detailed underwater scenes that kick the shit out of any western animation you're ever likely to see.

It's incredibly imaginative and almost every shot is perfect and gorgeous in every way. The characters are sweet and funny, there are many parts where you will chuckle and laugh quite a bit. It has a much lighter tone than Spirited Away (the film that all Miyazaki films are now compared to as it is generally regarded as the best), but don't think that this makes it "Miyazaki light" or "Diet Ghibli" or whatever the narrowminded critics are calling it. What makes this film officially my favourite Studio Ghibli picture is that it caters to no one yet should satisfy everyone and is just so perfect.

But if you don't like simple storytelling, loveable characters, good humour, amazing visuals, epic and detailed underwater sequences, fish, waves that can be tickled, mad ocean wizards possibly voiced by Liam Neeson, surreal and magical movie-making and my favourite film of 2010 so far and one of my top ten films ever then... you know... fuck you.


37 comments:

  1. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  2. 若對自己誠實,日積月累,就無法對別人不忠了。........................................

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  3. Nice Post~!!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  4. 一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤...............................................................

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  5. 一切與生俱來的天然贈品,時間最為寶貴........................................

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  6. 生命中最美麗的報償之一便是幫助他人的同時,也幫助了自己。 ..................................................

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  7. 好的部落格就要和好朋友分享--感謝分享.........................

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  8. 一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................

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  9. Joy often comes after sorrow, like morning after night.. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  10. 不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

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  11. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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  12. 聰明人之所以不會成功,是因為他們缺乏了堅忍的毅力。.................................................

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  13. 要在憂患恥辱的環境裡,創造我們自力更生的新生活。..................................................

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  14. 真正仁慈的人,會忘記他們做過的善行,他們全心投入現在的工作,過去的事已被遺忘。.................................................

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  15. 人生有些波折,才能有些成長,所以不論順逆,凡是成長、成功的助緣,都應該心存感激。.................................................

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  16. I am a fan of Miyazaki too! My favorite ever are Princess Mononoke and Totoro ♥

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