Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 15

Guess who's still alive? if you guessed CarynSKA, you'd be right! I am alive! And I'm blogging again. Sort of. Well, I'm going to do this post at least, and then maybe another, and maybe another. One thing at a time, okay?

Okay, I know it's been a really long time since I last blogged (3 months, 2 weeks and 3 days, but who's counting right?), but I really do want to finish this little movie review series I started. So I'm going to go ahead and jump back into that, and then later on I'll post about what's been going on in my life over the last several months.

Day 15: Ponyo

I remember seeing posters and ads for Ponyo right at the beginning of 2008, and I swore that I was going to see it the minute it came out. Yeah, right. It's nothing against the movie, I always do that. Anyway, I really did want to see this movie, because I am just a very little bit in love with Hayao Miyazaki and all of the wonderful, amazing things that he does. I finally got around to watching Ponyo way back in April, as the halfway mark for my Movie-A-Day project, and I really can't imagine why I waited so long! This movie is super, super cute. (I said super twice, so you know I mean it) The plot centers around a little boy named Sôsuke, and the goldfish he rescues and then names Ponyo. Ponyo doesn't really want to be a goldfish though, she would much rather be a human girl, and as she starts to turn human, she and Sôsuke end up having to save the world. Oh, and did I mention that Ponyo's father is the king of the sea, who doesn't want to see his beloved daughter turn into a human? Yeah, that kind of complicates things a bit.

If you are a fan of Miyazaki's work, then you'll understand what I mean when I say that Ponyo is every bit as cute as
My Neighbor Totoro, and every bit as captivating as Spirited Away. I've decided to award this movie ★★★★.

This movie comes highly recommended by yours truly, and if you want to check it out for yourself, here's the trailer:

If you've already seen Ponyo, (or any of Miyazaki's movies, really) I'd love to know what you thought of it! Share your thoughts and opinions here in the comments!


  1. Glad to see you back.
    I'm not a huge movie buff, but I'm glad you are doing this for those who are.
    Just not my thing but I love coming here and checking out your writings and reviews.
    I see a movie every blue moon and it's usually a documentary, I'm boring..huh?
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I like documentaries too. What kind do you like to watch? Care to recommend any good ones?