Written and directed by Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is an epic masterpiece of sweeping scope and grandeur that remains one of the most breathtaking and exhilarating animated films of all time.
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Yes! To all of the above! Great movie. I remembered renting this movie in a Blockbuster over and over again because I liked the idea of a girl conquering bugs. Now as a grown up with the ability to relocate a spider when it moves into my apartment, I credit this movie with giving me the courage to stand up for my own space while respecting nature's tendency to reclaim that which has been stolen. A cup is my glider. A piece of paper under that cup is my bug charmer. My roommate is my fox squirrel. And I am Nausicaa of the Apartment of the City.
Moving to a small town, I realized I must have lent my DVD to someone back home. I couldn't just go and grab Blu-ray/DVD from the store cause "small town", so I was super relived that I could get this through amazon when I really needed a fave to fall back on during quarantine. I know HBO is supposed to get all the Studio Ghibli stuff soon, but after Game of Thrones the last thing I want to do is fork money over to them.
This movie impacted my childhood imagination in a very dramatic way, and I'm sure I'm not the only Gen-Xer that can say that. The desolate dystopia, the unlikely hero, her fierceness and independence and when she takes to the sky, yep, this movie is my favorite of all time.
This movie grew on me, watching it the second time I liked it a little better! Beautiful scenery that holds up and is better than some current animation even though it’s almost 40 years old! Watched it cause I heard it was one of many inspiration for dark souls (another masterpiece by a Miyazaki.)