"The Fate Of The World Rests On The Courage Of One Warrior."On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest and Tataraba, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
A true work of art that takes animation to an entirely new level
I saw Mononoke Hime on its USA release back in late December 1999 under its
U.S. title Princess Mononoke. I had read quite a bit about this film and
its director but was still totally overwhelmed by the beauty and brutality
of this movie. The complexity of this movie is something never seen in the
United States in an animated movie and even exceeds that of most live action
movies as well. It combines love and hate, war and romance, nobility and
deception in ways rarely seen in movies today. Lines of good and evil are
anything but clear cut and in the end is hope but no guarantees, no
promises. This is truly an adult movie but my children, ages 12 to 15 all
loved it and talked about it for days later. Even my wife who holds a
strong prejudice against Japanese animation enjoyed this movie.
Go and see this movie. You won't be disappointed.