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3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of disappointing, August 31, 2010
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This movie is OK, but so much less than I expected. I haven't read LeGuin's 'Tales from Earthsea," but I've read and admired earlier books in the series. And I'm also a great admirer of the senior Miyazaki's work. So I approached the movie with considerable anticipation. But in the end, I guess that it just wasn't a good match. The animation is of course impeccable, as I've come to expect from Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli, but overall the movie is simply bland, without the imagination that I've come to expect from studio Ghibli, even those such as "Howl's Moving Castle," that are based upon works created by others. The central character is not very appealing, and the nature of his problem (I'm avoiding spoilers here) is never really adequately conveyed, so the resolution does not come off. Even the action seems a bit bland. Probably worth seeing, but don't expect too much.
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Initial post: Dec 23, 2010 1:01:34 PM PST
Sinful Man says:
What the hell do you know about animation and good storytelling?
Obviously absolutely nothing..your entire review was bland not the film..I would advise you to get better taste.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011 5:52:10 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 25, 2011 5:52:36 AM PST
Wicasawakan says:
From I've read of other reviews, you are pretty much on the money. "Michael" sounds like a typical person who can't accept that his opinion is different than yours. I am disregarding his comments and clicking NO as "Did not add to the discussion" on his comments. Some people loved this and some people didn't. It's that simple. Most people agree that the animation is great but the story and characters were lacking. I also understand that people are tired of the same effects being used in different movies. Again, some people like change and some like things to stay the same. To each, his own.

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