This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I really enjoyed the world Miyazaki made in this film and wanted to dive in and expand the lore of the forest gods and demons. Even the drama between Mononoke and Lady Eboshi was compelling (Albeit a little more context on Mononoke would've made me care about her more) However the protagonist is pretty dull. I get that it's the point that he doesn't necessarily choose a side but that made his motivation of saving the forest pretty weak.
But for all its cliches and tropes the true spectacle and brilliant music truly elevates the material into something truly great.