The Tale of the Princess Kaguya movie rating: green light

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Tale of the Princess Kaguya green light

With gorgeously expressive animation reminiscent of Japanese scrolls and an irrepressible heroine who is full of life and joy and humor, this is an ancient folktale fresh with immediacy and relevance.
I’m “biast” (pro): generally love Studio Ghibli’s films

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I viewed the subtitled Japanese-language version of ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.’ The voice cast of the English-language-dubbed version includes Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Lucy Liu.


(My Ratings posts are a quick way for me to share my reaction to a film. This post will be updated if/when I ever write a review. Feel free to discuss the movie in depth in the comments section.)


See also my #WhereAreTheWomen rating of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya for its representation of girls and women.

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Constable
Constable
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 1:58am

I’ve never seen you do a review of a Japanese animation (not that I’ve been following your blog for very long). I suppose now people will ask you to review silliness like Attack on Titan or Fullmetal Alchemist. Anyways, I really need to catch up on Studio Ghibli’s films. I saw some of them when I was quite young and I’ve had them on my “watch later” list ever since.

Jurgan
reply to  Constable
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 1:06am

She’s reviewed a number of Ghibli films. But FMA or AoT are television series, and take a much larger commitment of time. Maryann has reviewed a few TV series, but it’s unusual if she doesn’t have some particular interest in the subject matter.

Constable
Constable
reply to  Jurgan
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 3:30am

Right, to be honest though, you can tell where FMA and AoT are going from the first few episodes. They’re fun but not something I could really see MaryAnn bothering with, I was more or less joking when I suggested them. What I would love for her to review is Cowboy Bebop as she did a review on the mediocre film of the same name awhile ago. I’m not sure if she’d love it or hate it, it seems to be a polarizing series.

Jurgan
reply to  Constable
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 4:42am

Really? I’ve never heard anyone say they hated Bebop.

LaSargenta
LaSargenta
reply to  Jurgan
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 4:44pm

Me neither.

Constable
Constable
reply to  Jurgan
Sun, Mar 01, 2015 5:10am

I don’t hate the film, I just don’t think it’s really necessary the way the show wrapped up. I liked the story the way it was, it was just weird seeing the movie after watching the series.

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reply to  Constable
Sat, Feb 28, 2015 5:14pm

I don’t believe she’s seen *Princess Mononoke*, it’s an old one, but anyone who hasn’t seen it is missing out..