Genre Grandeur – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) – Joel Watches Movies

For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Movies of the Outdoors here’s a review of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) by Joel of Joel Watches Movies

Thanks again to Joel of Joel Watches Movies for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s genre has been chosen by Jess Manzo of French Toast Sunday and we will be reviewing our favorite Movies that take place over a 24 Hour Time Frame (Not including time loop movies).

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of Aug by sending them to

Try to think out of the box! Great choice Jess!

Let’s see what Joel thought of this movie:


Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)


Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (IMDb)
Crossing bleak deserts, cozy windswept valleys, and brooding dark forests is this grand fantasy war epic and mystical 80s eco-sci-fi all in one, led by the best hero I’ve ever seen in cinema; gimme Nausicaä flying in the face of danger with her arms outstretched over ____man any damn day. Beautifully designed (in sound and picture) and written with poignancy (the pacifist/environmentalist messages are occasionally heavy-handed but always powerful) and nuance (see the lack of clear villains).
9/10 (Amazing)


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