Tuesday, September 08, 2009


(John) A dozen of us from Dr D. went out last night and saw Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, PONYO. I had wanted to see the American dubbed version of the film at a local theater, but found the experience of the undubbed version of the film a unique experience. It was subtitled in English, but did not find the subtitles distracting or taking any of my attention off this wonderful film. This film reminds me more of Kiki's Delivery Service in it's artwork and style and not the detail of films like Spirited Away or Princess Mononoke, but this did, in no way, make me enjoy the film any less. Once again, Miyazaki fills his story with his wonderful imagination and unique characters, and while the story is based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid," Miayzaki gives his story his unique and updated twist. You could not help but laugh and cheer along the little mermaid "Ponyo," in her quest to become a human girl so she could spend time with her new love, Sosuke. Every adult there loved the film, but it could easily be a real film that a whole family could go see.
No matter what version of the film you see, I recommend you go see it.


John & Kitty said...

I have to say, I LOVED IT!!!! It was cute and funny and sweet with a lot of action and adventure and "what will happen???" thrown in!

Go see it and tell us what you thought!
Love, Kitty :)

DDerus said...

I really enjoyed watching Princess Mononoke with sub titles. I went to see it dubbed much later and I felt like it had a totally different vibe than the original.