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Video Review: 'Princess Mononoke'

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Princess Mononoke

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
133 minutes
performer:
Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Minnie Driver
director:
Hayao Miyazaki
author:
Hayao Miyazaki
genre:
Animation

We gave it a C+

Director Hayao Miyazaki’s previous effort, Kiki’s Delivery Service, was a lithe gem, but the technically superb, dramatically inert cartoon feature Princess Mononoke ā€” about a fatally cursed young warrior who must save the spirits of the forest from the land-raping miners of Irontown ā€” plays like a Japanese take on a stoner Dungeons & Dragons adventure. Much of Mononoke is beautiful, but, as is so often the case, it’s only skin-deep. C+

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