Howl's Moving Castle (2004)
Fresh and Exciting
Like the great film, it's made with a great deal of visible affection both in front of and behind the camera.
The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking castle. Hauru No Ugoku Shiro is another film that doesn't belong on the Top 250 and to be honest i'm just tired of keep seeing again and again movies that are just overrated. This film is all magic and stuff but not full of adventure or great animation movies like The Iron Giant and The Incredibles are 100 times better than this movie easily. (0/10)
I have loved all the Hayao Miyazaki's movies I have seen. And this one is no exception. The characters are so compelling, even though the story is so fantastical, you can actually relate to them. The story is also beautiful and you can see the growth in the characters as is progresses. I do really recommend it to everyone who wants to experience something magical and amazing.
I've always loved how Miyazaki manage to convey so much emotion in his movies. This one is the perfect example of that. Through the story of a young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, Miyazaki explore many themes: war, friendship, aging, changing, redemption...The setting is also captivating and the soundtrack is absolute perfection.
This is one of the best animation that I have ever seen. Of course, the other ones are also directed by Hayao Miyazaki. I was tired to watch animations with the same plot and the same action, until I found this one. This is a masterpiece. The script is original and the story is one of a kind. I can watch this one over and over again.