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My Opinion of: “Spirited Away” (2001)

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This is another Japanese film that I came across and thought of watching since I sat down earlier days to watch “Howls Moving Castle” (refer to the categories for a review if you want). “Spirited Away” was released in 2001 as “Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi” originally and, of course, translated in other languages – for example, in greek it’s given as “Ταξίδι στη Χώρα των Θαυμάτων”, meaning ‘Journey to Wonderland’. I can’t exactly say that this is an accurate title however, unless you replace the mad hatter and all them lot with ghosts, spirits, and monsters.

At the beginning I couldn’t understand what the story was about because, as a viewer, I saw a little girl and her parents on their way to moving to another place. Coming close to their destination, the father decides to take a shortcut and arrive somewhere that looked like a tunnel. The little girl did reject the idea of exploring, but, come on – how else would we have a film?

So, the three of them go through the tunnel to come across what it looked as a… maybe an abandoned theme park? So the adventure begins when the parents get into trouble (not telling what kind) and it’s sommmmewhow up to the little girl to fix everything. But how can she do it whe she’s even slowly forgetting her name?

A good film to watch with friends and family together if you want, and even alone. If you are wondering about the dub as well, I watched it in english, and it was pretty good. The voice actors did an amazing job at it, so i do recommend it. If you’ve seen it, I would love some feedback :D

Trailer: “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (2014)

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Everybody – or atleast most of you – have heard the original films “Planet of the Apes” which date back to 1968, 1974, and 2001. Then we also have “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” which was released in 2011. Now, I’ve heard many comments from the Director’s friends that remakes and sequels generally can’ be as good as the originals, and I have to agree… somewhat!

Just because a film goes beyond the original or tries to give another perspective than that of the original, cannot mean that it’s bound to be a fluke. Judging from the trailer, I have high hopes for this film. Anybody thinking of watching it in 3D?

My Opinion of: “Howl’s Moving Castle” (2004)

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"Howl's Moving Castle" Poster
“Howl’s Moving Castle” Poster

This is a movie that is classified, not as a simple animation, but as an anime. The proper name of this Japanese-rooted film is “Hauru no ugoku shiro”.

The story follows demons, and witches, and focuses the story on this young girl who is cursed by the Witch of the Waste (notice: not West, but Waste :P) to be an old woman. She then in turn, after coming into contact with a cursed moving scarecrow, is led to Howl’s Castle. There she meets a few people and makes friends as well as she goes. The story becomes complicated and goes along many topics of why Sofi became cursed, why is Howl cursed, how his castle moves, why Howl is stuck between two wars where he is supposed to be on both sides; you get the point, there’s a lot going on.

Though I would consider this a film with a lot of romance – maybe even going to the point of reaching that of a ‘chick flick’ – I would recommend it to those film lovers. And if you are going to watch it, I would recommend you watch it in Japanese; otherwise, go ahead and watch it dubbed, it’s good too.

Trailer: “Dracula Untold” (2014)

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Honestly, can’t wait for this movie to come out… I’m a little excited about it! Is it going to be good, it is going to dissapoint me [I hope not!]?!

Trailer: “The Fault In Our Stars” (2014)

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The fault in our stars is based on a book that centers around a young girl who’s diagnosed with cancer. I have heard that it is a very touching story and is very popular amongst many people…

Deleted Scene from “Frozen”

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Honestly, I like and dislike this scene for a few reasons. First, I like it because you get to see how different the two sisters are even on such a small thing. Second, it adds humor to it. However, I agree with the action of not adding the scene in the finalized version of the film because it adds more to the drama of the two sisters not meeting till the actual coronation of Elsa; that moment when Anna approaches very embarassed and closer to her own sister, shows that time really did pass and that the two had become almost strangers.

Even still, the scene is pretty cute and funny:

My Opinion Of: “Meet the Robinsons” (2007)

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I once heard a friend of the Director’s say that some people don’t make a difference no matter what they do. Well, I think he was wrong. No matter who the other person is, even for that one second that you might come into contact, will make a difference – even if it is to make your day, your week, or to stay imprinted in your mind for the rest of your life.

This movie I think kinda proves this point. How one small incident may change a person’s perspective in life; how it can prove to give you – or make you lose – friends; how it can carve your way of life. A story about a kid who was left at the orphanage, grew up to be a genius only to be a blessing but a curse at the same time. I don’t want to say any anymore because this movie had me smiling – and you know how hard it is for cats to smile – throughtout the whole thing. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!