Thursday, April 06, 2006

Howl's Moving Castle

Eryn got her own copy of Howl's Moving Castle (Rotten Tomatoes reviews) today because we couldn't stand to keep our Netflix movie out of the queue for several months. She loves the movie and insists on watching bits of it almost daily. And while there's some violence, I'm not sure I wholly disapprove of her watching a movie where the main characters are primarily pacifists, there's a strong female character, and the base story line is about renouncing evil and finding your heart. Every time I see a piece of it I learn something new about the movie, and despite a rather hastily tied up ending, it's really rather convoluted in its story. Not to mention, Billy Crystal is hilarious as a rather small fire demon.

We think this bodes well for finding her a copy of Kiki's Delivery Service.


She says said...

Miyazaki is amazing, isn't he? I really loved Spirited Away. I don't know if it's appropriate for your daughter. There's no violence per se but there are some characters which might be scary. Anyway, if you haven't seen it, definitely check it out.

Scooter said...

I have seen Spirited Away and Castle in the Sky and like them both. Eryn is pretty good w/characters that aren't truly scary - she asks lots of questions and then informs us that the scary characters aren't that bad, they have redeeming characteristics ("he's a little good" - as she says of the Duke in Shrek). We don't just plop her down in front of something without sitting there with her a few times to talk about it.