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Tales from the Earthsea,
This review is from: Tales From Earthsea [DVD] (DVD)
hi, i love studio ghibli and the amazing films that Hayao Miyazaki has produced. Unfortunatly i found Tales from the Earthsea lacking in something, and it may be because his son Goro produced this film, and its his first big anime. I found it difficult to keep myself interested in the story line but the visual effects are excellent it has to be said. If you look at the other ghibli films the key people who carry the stories are women, spirited away, howls moving castle (sophie), kiki's delivery service, nausicca:valley of the wind etc these make the stories a breathe of fresh air from the usual male dominace you usually see in films, which is what you see in tales from the earthsea. Dont knock this film until you see it as this reveiw is a personal opinion. On a last note i believe this film is missing the magic and exitement that you get when watching the other ghibli films. Lets hope Goro does have another go at making anime's as he may produce something more special next time.