Monday, August 28, 2006

Howl's Moving Castle, H. Miyazaki

I think I've fallen in love with a shape changing wizard who lives in a flying shack (supposedly a castle, but really? it's ugly). Yeah, he already has a GF who's been bewitched into looking like an old hag, but really? I'm a much better match for him. The age difference? It's no big deal. I'm easy. HAHAHA

Howl also lives with a little boy, an enchanted hopping scarecrow, an actual old hag who slowly dissolves into a shapeless puddle over the course of the movie & a talking, anxiety ridden flame demon who had custody of Howl's heart. Then there's the war going on between two kingdoms. A beautiful but manipulative "head sorceress" or some such governmental person- who really doesn't know when to stop meddling.

Great voices. Unique storyline. Love conquers all in the end. Who could ask for more?

Also- still reading Byzantium by Stephen Lawhead, but it's slow going. Anne Stuart is calling my name.

5 comments:

Jenster said...

Still haven't seen it. Maybe I need to take a trip over to Netflix and add it to my queue.

Jen

Bookwormom said...

We went to the library yesterday & discovered they don't have ANY of Miyazaki's DVDs, only the books. *boo hoo*

natalie_eve said...

I didn't actually like the movie. I loved the book so much that I guess there was no way the movie could NOT disappoint me, but I still think Miyazaki could have done better.

Bookwormom said...

Natalie_Eve~ I've not read the books, but you're likely correct. Film adaptations are rarely as good as the original.

Bookwormom said...

Natalie_Eve~ I've not read the books, but you're likely correct. Film adaptations are rarely as good as the original.