So happy to have had the opportunity to see it on the big screen tonight. One of the most thrilling adventures the (pre-) Ghibli studio has produced. All of the Miyazaki themes are already present here, from the environmental concerns to the strong female roles and from war and aviation to mystical creatures, it’s all there and fleshed out perfectly. Along with the superbly fitting 80’s synth soundtrack make for a masterpiece of epic proportions. Love it to bits.
One of the best MI films of the series, probably even my favorite (haven't seen Fallout yet).
There is just one thing I need to get off my chest: people, please tell me I'm not the only one who, at the first sight of her, thought Rebecca Ferguson MUST be a sibling of Liev Schreiber???
"There's a cycle, like life. Birth, excitement, growth, decay. Death. Now... now. How about this? Here comes, a large dragon. Teeth! Blood dripping! Red eyes! What do I got? A lasso. And I whip it up, I wrap it around its neck, and I wrestle! Wrestle! Wrestle him to the ground. I snap up, I say "Sit, dragon!" Dragon sits. I say "Stay!", dragon stays. Now it's got a leash on. Take it for a walk. And that's what-where we're…
Wow, what a remarkable film this is... I read many reviews (better than mine, but I do feel the need to write something) that stated it's not for everyone and I fully agree. But if you're open minded, not afraid of some impressionistic images and unskeptical towards spirituality and philosophy, this might well turn out to be one of the most powerful cinematic experiences you've ever enjoyed.
I went in with some knowledge of the type of film, so I…