justmiaslife’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably my most controversial Studio Ghibli opinion, but I can’t change the fact that something about “Castle in the Sky” never worked for me. I wish I could say I like this movie more, but even as a kind the “Ghibli magic” was missing. I still has a huge nostalgia factor for me and there are some scenes I really enjoy, but I never connected with the characters and the story overall. Other Ghibli movies give me joy when I revisit them, but I always have to force myself with “Castle in the Sky”, because it feels incredibly long, every time I start it. This film just didn't resonate or affect me emotionally like all the others works I've seen from him, but that doesn’t change the fact that it still is beautifully made and that Hayao Miyazaki still is my favourite director.