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A pig's got to fly
Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I fighter ace, now living as a freelance bounty hunter chasing "air pirates" in the Adriatic Sea. He has been given a curse that changed his head to that of a pig. Once called Marco Pagot, he is now known to the world as "Porco Rosso", Italian for "Red Pig."
Along with Castle of Cagliostro, Porco Rosso must rank as one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most underrated movies. Not only is it every bit as good as his more popular work but it signalled the end of his run of simpler stories as he would soon concentrate his efforts on constructing a series of lavish epics. Whilst it may lack elaborate set pieces and fantastical worlds it succeeds due to its strong characters and sweeping romanticism.
Set in the Adriatic between the two world wars, Porco Rosso, follows the adventures of the eponymous pilot, a man cursed to be a pig and who battles air pirates for money. He may be pigheaded, literally, but he is a warm and engaging protagonist…
Throughout his filmmaking career, the perfection with which renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki has managed to express the serious themes in his films without ever taking away its childlike sense of wonder is the very reason why he's the best animation filmmaker of all time & one of the greatest storytellers to have set foot in the world of cinema.
Set in 1930s Italy, the story of Porco Rosso follows the adventures of its titular character; a World War I veteran who now earns his living as a freelance bounty hunter & has been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. When his plane is shot down by an American rival who was hired by airborne pirates, Rosso gets it repaired & improved…
Get that pig out of that plane. He's a pig.
Ninth watch of Japanese July. Porco Rosso is one of Miyazaki’s and Ghibli’s least famous productions and it is not hard to imagine why; the story about an Italian man magically turned pig, flying a fighter seaplane to fight air pirates (here they are again), isn’t exactly designed to appeal to a broad audience. Nevertheless, Porco Rosso immediately draws you in with its fine decoration of an animated Italian countryside with national music flowing from the radios, a stylish smoky bar served by the Prima Donna Gina and the mafia-ish clothing. The animation itself is no less than any of the studio’s major titles and is even surprisingly detailed in comparison to the director’s foregoing films. Like the other Miyazaki…
”I'm a pig. I don't fight for honor. I fight for a paycheck.”
What is crazier than a pig who is fighting sea pirates for money?! This time Hayao Miyazaki takes a defined time and place and by mixing it with his own infinite imagination he creates a lovely, memorable and sensational film which is as ecstatic and as masterful as one of those unforgettable classics of 40s, a humorous thriller set in the war time which with its heartwarming approach toward discouraging themes is reminiscent of a Howard Hawks or Michael Curtiz movie, a criminally overlooked small gem of the 90s and unfortunately one of Hayao Miyazaki’s least appreciated works.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso has a bizarre, mysterious and…
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Though I intend to watch all of Studio Ghibli's films, I am aware that not every single one of their films would appeal to me. I thought Porco Rosso was that film. Man was I wrong! If there was a single word to describe this film, it would be fun. I had such a great time watching this, similar to the experience I had with Howl's Moving Castle, but the film does have some flaws that prevent me from bumping my score higher.
Porco Rosso is less about its story and more about its titular character and the journey he goes through. The film doesn't set itself with a…
Tras ver la lacrimógena, pero maravillosa película de "La Tumba de las Luciérnagas" (RESEÑA: letterboxd.com/deusismo/film/grave-of-the-fireflies/ ), decidí ver otra película del Studio Ghibli pero esta vez con Hayao Miyazaki a la cabeza de la dirección, y el resultado fue el esperado: una película divertida y entretenida.
“Porco Rosso” no pretende ser una película madura o una película de culto como otras obras del estudio nipón. No, “Porco Rosso” es solamente un film entretenido para pasar el rato, y que al menos en mi caso, se disfruta mucho.
La historia, curiosamente, no es muy llamativa y deja muchos cabos sueltos a lo largo de ella pero la ambientación y los personajes son sobresalientes. Estamos ante una película con una trama que…
Even though I really enjoy everything about this movie, the beautiful scenery, it being a period piece, the characters, etc. the thing that I truly love are the planes. The design of them, the animation of them, the cool dog fights. Just amazing stuff!
Cualquier persona que se disponga a disfrutar de una obra de Hayao Miyazaki debería esperar encontrar en la misma la visión del director japonés sobre los temas trascendentales de la existencia humana reflejados en un mundo de fantasía, viajando desde los problemas internos de sus personajes protagonistas hasta las situaciones que afectan a toda la población y que sirven como crítica social de la actualidad.
¿Ejemplos de ello? El viaje de Chihiro (2001) trata sobre la madurez, del pasar de ser una persona que depende de sus padres a alguien que se vuelve completamente independiente y aprende a ver el mundo que le rodea de una forma diferente, observando cada defecto que la propia madurez implica a veces y evitando…
With a perfect neat story behind the borring and little dialogues this movie of Hayao Miyazaki is about:In Italy in the 1930s, sky pirates in biplanes terrorize wealthy cruise ships as they sail the Adriatic Sea. The only pilot brave enough to stop the scourge is the mysterious Porco Rosso, a former World War I flying ace who was somehow turned into a pig during the war. As he prepares to battle the pirate crew's American ace, Porco Rosso enlists the help of spunky girl mechanic Fio Piccolo and his longtime friend Madame Gina.
I didnt really like the style of this movie that contradicts the other feelings Hayao puts into his movies and this will only intertain some but not all depending on each pearsons interest.
"I'd rather be a pig than a fascist."
I never really considered aerial combat that cool outside of Starfox 64, but like 2013's The Wind Rises, it hardly matters in the context of Studio Ghibli. Although Porco Rosso features machine guns and the like, things are always tempered in some way and the violence never reaches the brazen carnage of 1997's Princess Mononoke.
Our piggy protagonist isn't exactly likable for a change, spewing misogynist quips like, "...and it doesn't help your looks," and "Making an airplane isn't the same as cooking pancakes." At one point, he remarks to himself, "She can't be building the whole plane by herself," yet it's unclear whether he's saying so because he doesn't think she…
The clouds were incredible. Fun story, good characters.
Romanticismo japonés a principios del siglo anterior pasado por combates de hidro-aviones. Alabemos a Miyazaki.
Una vez más.
Michael Keaton does Marco's voice.
One of the last Miyazaki films I had yet to watch, and I'm sorry it took me so long to see. The animation was gorgeous, and the balance of adult themes and kid-friendly action was delightful.
Porco just has style.
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…
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