Brief Synopsis – A man stranded on a deserted island is stopped from trying to leave by a mysterious red turtle
My Take on it – I had no idea what to expect from this film.
I’m usually not the biggest fan of Studio-Ghibli so I was a bit hesitant before watching this.
The first thing that captured my eye was the great use of colors in the animation.
The story itself is quite simplistic but it has the ability to tell so much more at the same time.
The story itself is a bit slow moving, but still is able to keep us interested due to the music and amazing visuals.
I loved the message of this film because it says so much about the beauty of isolationism which is an issue that is quite timely.
Bottom Line – Very touching story that is quite simplistic, but says so much more. The animation is wondrous to watch because it moves along well despite the slow-ish pace of the story. The music and visuals are stunning. The message about the beauty of isolation is a very timely issue that works extremely well here. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Studio Ghibli sent Michael Dudok de Wit an email with two questions: if they could distribute his short film ‘Father and Daughter’ in Japan, and if he would make a feature film for them. Dudok de Wit replied answering the first question and saying he did not understand the second, as he was baffled and could not believe it. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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