A wonderful movie!
The movie is from Japan and it is 20 years old -- it feels fresh as if
done yesterday and there is no cultural barrier whatsoever. The
drawings of the landscape are fantastic and are alone worth watching
this movie: the reflection of the sun on the leaves of the trees, the
reflection of the sky in the rice paddies, the high summer clouds, the
flowers detailed and colorful.
Two girls, maybe four and ten, move with their father into their new
house in this landscape. How they discover, befriend, and master their
new environment is shown in a detailed, loving, but not sentimental
way. Watching these girls create their own adventures and act and react
in them, is delightful. Even more, they reveal something deeply human;
and the audience can rediscover its own humanness by watching and
identifying with them..
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A Nutshell Review: (DVD) My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
I have never sat through a complete Hayao Miyazaki animated movie
despite all the good vibes, reviews, recommendations I got from
friends. Actually I have Spirited Away on DVD just waiting to be
watched, but for some reason it still sits on my desk amongst others.
Well, a good friend from up north passed me THREE Miyazaki DVDs, and
given I'm going to where he is tomorrow visiting someone who mentioned
during a visit to the previous movie set, how the scene was reminiscent
of My Neighbor Totoro, I thought I'll pop that DVD and give it a watch.
I was blown away. This IS animation, with a story suitable for kids to
understand, and for adults to get a kick out of given its fantastical
pieces. I shan't spoil the movie by spelling out the storyline, but
suffice to say it centers very simply on a family, the father a
professor who has recently uprooted his family of two girls, Satsuki
and Mai, to the countryside, to provide a healthier environment for
their ailing mom, currently in the hospital, to recuperate in. Thus
begins the children's adventures in the country, with its lush
greenery, and of course, with their new found friend, a giant ghibil
known as Totoro, with seemingly magical powers of flight and fantasy.
And it is in its simplicity where its beauty shines through. It is
always said that children can see things that adults don't, and hence,
there's a constant question as to whether Totoro is real, or not, and
if so, how its interactions with the kids are possible. It's not just
Totoro itself which is out of this world, but I totally like that
This is the kind of animated movie that our local animation production
houses should be looking at. First and foremost, the story. While it
doesn't contain huge battle sequences, complex or multiple characters
for the sake of stuffing the movie, it goes to show that the story
matters, in its ability to touch and resonate with audiences young and
old (while the young ones go to the cinemas, don't forget the adults
have to bring them too, and somehow you have to entertain them as well
without being too complex for the little ones to understand).
The character designs are also kept simple, but nonetheless effective.
The animation here is top notch despite it being 2D, as are the cast
who voiced the characters. The acid test here is whether the movie can
stand the test of time, and watching it close to 20 years after it was
made, the answer is a resounding yes, it passed with flying colours.
There are plenty of moments where you go "so cute!" without it being
saccharine, or trying too hard, and that is indeed remarkable.
Characterization is superb, especially Mai, whom I think everyone who
has a kid sister, would be able to relate to. That's how realistic I
thought she was!
Everything in this movie works well together, like a fine orchestra
performing its pieces with precision yet with lots of heart. I do feel
compelled to pop in and watch all the other Hayao Miyazaki DVDs I have
in my collection, but I have to travel tomorrow and be away the next
few days. You can be sure however, I will be back and complete watching
them all real soon!
I like Tonari no Totoro, certainly one of the best movies I've seen!.