Friday, May 22, 2015

Princess Mononoke

In feudal Japan, a young warrior saves his village from a demonic presence, which taints his arm giving him herculean powers but slowly withers away his life force. Searching for a cure, he teams up with the title noblewoman and leads a battle against a mining company who has been wreaking havoc on the land. Miyazaki’s Prince Mononoke is the expected blend of fantasy and parable, a strange, silly film meant to be taken seriously as an eco-allegory, but replete with wondrous, imaginative visuals.
*** out of ****