**FOR DARE-- HAPPY BIRTHDAY**
[IN JAPANESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES]
I've been meaning to watch this film for a while, especially since I am so embarassingly unfamiliar with Miyazaki's filmography. I think I could count all the films of his I've actually seen on one hand. Not proud.
All I can say is that it's a joy to watch. The animation, the painstakingly drawn backgrounds, the action sequences, all a feast for the eyes. The car chase at the beginning is probably the best in any animated film, featuring not only an iconic yellow Fiat 500, but a Citroen 2CV two years before its appearance in For Your Eyes Only.
Maybe it's because it's late, but I'm honestly having a hard time putting into words what I like about this movie. It's a fun watch full of dashing rogues and princesses locked in towers and deadly booby traps and buried treasure and honestly, what's not to like about any of that?