#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – While protecting his village from rampaging boar-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he’s embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.
Plot: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.
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Probably the best movie from Miyazaki. A mixture of old Japanese traditions with the story about the conflict between the industrial human being and the preservation of the Nature.
Hayao Miyazaki’s arts have always something to remember us that we are naturally harmonized with mother earth and existences. There is still a bond, if one is hurt another, it means the one suffer itself as well.
Yet another 10 for Miyazaki
Im a Big fan of Miyazaki… This movie is Definitely in his top 3…
Princess Mononoke’s story is very in depth and it grabs your attention. Time after time. You may have to watch it a couple times to catch everything but you will fall in love with the characters and story every time you sit down to watch it
As for the art… Its Visually stunning yet again. Everything is depicted so well in Miyazaki’s artwork from the humans to the Forest gods and everything in between
this definitely worth watching.
And if you like it you should definitely check out some of his others like Castle In The Sky, Howls Moving Castle and Spirited Away
Breathtaking. Watch with “eyes unclouded.”
In its theatrical Japanese release of 1997, PRINCESS MONONOKE was the hugest box office grossing movie of all time in the land of the Rising Sun until it was overtaken by James Cameron’s TITANIC, and, four years later, director Hayao Miyazaki’s own SPIRITED AWAY. No wonder. This movie, like an earlier project of Miyazaki’s, NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND, explores man’s relationship with nature, hatred causing destruction, and, more importantly, real characters (in other words, no real “hero” or “villain”) trying to get by in a world continually torn by war.
This is not a movie for young children, as there are disturbing shots of decapitations, amputations, and occasional blood spurts. Sometimes these elements of violence turn squeamish viewers away from Anime (especially when they’re done gratuitously), but Hayao Miyazaki presents it not to sicken people but to show it for the horror that it is (plus, in this film, the violence is not overdone). Take, for example, the scene where the protagonist, Prince Ashitaka of the Emishi Tribe, possessed by a curse he received from killing a Demon God (in trying to protect his village), tries to stop samurai attacking innocent people, and in doing so shoots the arms off of one man, and, later, takes off a man’s head with two arrows. The sight is horrifying to see, but the deed also increases Ashitaka’s demon mark on his arm, which is slowly preparing to take his life. This is a truly horrible depiction about the dangers of violence.
Also worth noting is Princess Mononoke herself, a human girl named San raised by the Animal Gods, and her struggle against Lady Eboshi of Iron Town, who is destroying the forest merely for her people’s own good (the folks are outcasts, including lepers and prostitutes). San distrusts and despises all humans, and is especially determined to destroy them all (particularly Eboshi)… or die trying. When she’s rescued by Ashitaka, however, a conflict within her begins to surface: are *all* humans evil, or is there at least one who is trustworthy? If there is any character who could be considered a villain, it would be the monk, Jigo, who wants the head of the Spirit of the Forest to bring to the Emperor. Such a deed would destroy the entire forest (as we find out in the film’s chilling climactic scenes) but even Jigo has his own motives, too. He is not so much evil as much as he is just “trying to get by”. This pretty much sums up the conflicts between all our characters here.
PRINCESS MONONOKE may not have enjoyed similar box office success here in America, but at least a lot of work and care went into the translation. As with Disney’s other English language tracks for Miyazaki’s films, this one is very, very well done. Acclaimed writer Neil Gaiman worked on the script, rewording it only to a) fit the mouth flaps, and b) make it understandable to a non-Japanese audience who would probably not comprehend a lot of the cultural nuances found in this film. Added to which, the voice cast includes a commendable list of stars; Billy Crudup is perfect as Ashitaka, eliciting just the right amount of warmth, kindness, compassion, wisdom, and courage, while Claire Danes delivers passionately angry, conflicted turmoil to San. (Folks said she was miscast, but I beg to differ; her character is *required* to be outraged and aggressive, and Danes does have a strong voice to carry such emotions.) The rest of the cast includes Billy Bob Thornton as Jigo (a grossly underrated performance; his Southern drawl adds to the character), Minnie Driver (elegant choice!) as Lady Eboshi, Gillian Anderson as the Wolf-Goddess Moro, and Jada Pinkett-Smith as the friendly (if no-nonsense style) worker Toki. The translation flows smoothly to those who are not familiar with Japanese folk tales, and the story succeeds in making its point, too.
This movie may not be for everybody, as it is the kind of film that may disturb young children, but older audiences will find themselves absorbed in the artwork, which showcases gorgeous, unmatched imagination, from the finely detailed forests to the cute little Tree Spirits who appear and disappear at will to the Forest Spirit itself — a huge deer who makes plants grow with each step he takes. And at night he becomes a ghostly specter known as the Nightwalker, traveling higher than the trees. Such images warrant the purchase of this film. Better yet, its message is not too preachy, and rarely do animated movies (save those from Japan) showcase characters portrayed as, well, human beings.
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Director Hayao Miyazaki
Writer Hayao Miyazaki, Neil Gaiman (adapted by: English version), Hayao Miyazaki (original story)
Actors Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, John DiMaggio
Country Japan, USA
Awards 13 wins & 6 nominations.
Production Company Nippon Herald Films, Studio Ghibli, Dentsu
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (English-language version)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Imagica Corporation, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan (also prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm