Saturday, August 7, 2010
Ponyo (Based on a Fairy Tale)
It was such a sweet movie with a nice message about saving sea life. The animation seemed rougher/sharper in some places like for the sorcerer, but was very fluid and soft for Ponyo and the water scenes. It was a nice choice since it showed the character of each scene.
I was also impressed with Noah Cyrus (Ponyo) and Frankie Jonas (Sōsuke). Both did a great job on the voices. I was afraid because sometimes the voice over actors are awful (Castle in the Sky), but everyone did a fine job. Other voices include Tina Fey (Sōsuke's mom), Matt Damon (Sōsuke's dad), Liam Nelson (Ponyo's dad), Cate Blanchett (Ponyo's mom) and as the old ladies in the nursing home: Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman and Betty White. It is such an amazing cast!
It has become one of me and my son's favorite movies to watch and I would recommend it to anyone whether they liked anime or not. Miyazaki is one of the best movie making and I love most if not all of his movies.