Monty and Morgion 134: Flipping Out

08Jul05 (Monthenor): I know it's not "cool" to speak ill of Miyazaki, but Howl's Moving Castle did not impress me at all. This is probably not Miyazaki's fault...the animation was as excellent as ever. It's the story, and specifically the characters, that didn't make much sense. All their motivations do come together to effect a happy ending, but the journey there seems disjointed and arbitrary. It's the best kid's movie in theaters right now (against Herbie and Madagascar), but it's much much worse than Miyazaki's last two movies.

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