No ratings just vibes
For some reason the image really sticking with me this time around is Mahito hitting himself in the head with a rock- it‘s so visceral and upsetting, the amount of blood shown and just watching a child intentionally hurt themself. I think it’s a good example of what makes this movie unique from other Miyazakis, something I’m still trying to fully put into words, but there’s so much quiet emotion and melancholy running through this and even when it is…
I don’t know for all of its’ being a movie ultimately made to promote a toy, the car commercial in the middle, the various discourses that have popped up about it since it came out, I just can’t help but watch this and feel it was genuinely made with care and skill and passion and I love it! I can just feel a lot of love in this, and I’m a sucker for a story about what it means to be human. I miss Barbie summer!