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Princess Mononoke / Mononoke Hime

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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
With the voices of:, Ashitaka: Billy Crudup, San (Princess): Claire Danes
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Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki
Written by: Hayao Miyazaki. English adaptation written by Neil Gaiman.

Released: 1997
Origin: Japan
Colour: C
Length: 133

The animated story of the war between the encroachment of civilization and the beast gods of the forest.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Memorable, but it's overlong , with some extremely gruesome violence, a confused ecological message, and a plot and characters that are often incomprehensible. The saving graces are some strange, dreamlike images by the animator Hayao Miyazaki and one of the most haunting scores in recent movie history. I wouldn't recommend it for children, but you may enjoy it, if you watch cartoons for purely visual and aural stimulation.

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