My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

I enjoyed this movie, but it wasn't up there in my list of Ghibli films. I might have to watch it again. Maybe my expectations for the movie were too high, everybody loves Totoro.

The movie was definitely magical, and the music was wonderful. I loved Totoro and the Catbus.

While I might not like it that much, it is a great movie that is almost as great as Pan's Labyrinth (2006) on an imaginative and emotional level or Grave of the Fireflies (1988) on the emotional level.

In the end, I feel what I enjoy about the other Ghibli films is the action. And without the action, I was hoping for more magic. My final conclusion is to say the movie was above average, and that I'll definitely watch it again.


Instant Comments:
lol the tub scene
intro prior to totoro is long....
lol totoro and the umbrella. interesting
i like the music in the background
i'm sleepy and nodding on and off to sleep.
acorns... magical. love the music playing during this.
their crying and screaming was a little annoying

Watched 20110726 (Japanese audio, English subtitles)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Hayao Miyazaki. 86 min.

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