What happens when you put together Hayao Miyazuki with some of the greatest actors of our time? A great epic Movie. Set in the ancient times of our civilization where gods and people lived side by side. A warrior named Ashitaka (Billy Crudup) is inflicted with a curse which will kill him if he doesn't find a cure for it soon. So he travels west where he becomes involved in a battle between the iron workers and the forests spirits led by the namely Princess mononoke (Danes). Raised by wolf gods princess mononoke or rather San has a cool bitter sweet conflict with Ashitaka as her quest for Lady Eboshi (Driver). A struggle not between evil and good, but the struggle of people, man Vs Nature with both sides Having reasons... Great stuff!
If there's a movie for each Genre which helps define it, Princess Mononoke is the one for animated films...
The animations in this one is purely fantastic, you can hate Anime and still love this movie!!! The sound, the plot, writing all superb!!!!! Anyone should see this movie.. Children and adults alike.. But I think I'll recommend it for adults more then children anyhow, it's that good of a movie.! The DVD version is as stupendous. The DVD contains a nice mix of Featurette and trailers. There could have been more Extras though, but the ability of watching the jap version subtitled or dubbed is awesome!! On DVD the picture is quite clear, but a little lacking.... Altogether it stacks a Nine out of ten.....
9/10 on DVD.. The DVD was lacking a little but still a great movie. Small replay value.
5/5 on VHS... Video is video and this one hauls some serious ass!!!!!...
Keeping the faith:
I loved this movie. It was able to combined the funniness of a priest and a rabbi being friends, with a funny love triangle. Jake (Ben Stiller) and Brian (Edward Norton, the bastard!) are old friends who both are the extremes of religion, who re discover an old friend. Both live in New York City, balancing church duties with a dream catholic/Jewish karaoke bar. When they were younger, they both were great friends with Anna (Jenna Elfman) who moved away in the eight grade leaving them behind. Well, she shows up like twenty years later for work. And the love triangle ensues of course. She falls in love with Jake, who needs to be married to Jewish girl in six months. But father Brian realizes he loves Jenna, but no one cares about him.. This all takes place while the two try to rattle a few cages at there places of worship. So they become pretty popular around NYC as you would expect. Jake would live with Jenna, except his mother would disown him like his brother who also fell in love with a catholic. The whole story is told in a casually funny manner, you know jokes are stuck in everywhere. This is what probably makes the movie very good, it balances a strange emotional love triangle, with comedic value of the Catholics and Jews.. It all played out well with Ms. Darma. The movie is directed by Edward Norton himself, so as you can expect it allows for a good movie. "Keeping the Faith," is a movie you should see at least once, probably a stay at home movie.
Out of ten it rates with me a eight. It's a hefty 128 minutes long with a rated PG13 kicker.
Why is Edward Norton a bastard? Because he's going out with Selma!
Brain: I heard the middle east is nice this time of the year?
Jake's date: Not if your Kurdish!