Castle in the Sky ★★★★

Hayao Miyazaki’s third film Laputa: Castle In The Sky brings another compelling, distinct universe while deriving from his used themes such as environmentalism, man-made destruction, oppressive government in the eyes of adventurous, orphaned children. Not like Nausicaa, this film is light-headed and understated catered mostly on children but still has a complex emotional narrative which adults can still be in tuned on. Miyazaki is clearly fond of anything that flies, or just the ability of having to be up in the sky and here, there were plentiful of amazing set pieces and scenes to witness. The narration is simple and very approachable which again relied on the simplicity and charisma of children leading the story. Overall, Castle in the Sky is quite compelling even if its themes are quite recycled from his past works.

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