Compared with the past, returning to family

Cyrus 2022-04-20 09:01:40

I often see people commenting on this film. In fact, this film has a clear idea and a fresh style. If you take it out alone, it is considered to be a good film.

But often comparing this film with Lao Gong's past works, this is complicated. People's expectations for it are high, and it should be shot with magnificent scenes like "Spirited Away" and "Moving Castle". So many people say they are disappointed.

The disappointment is that there is no beautiful and elegant scenery, complex and intertwined plots, and no more diverse themes, and even the imagination is shrinking.

But in my opinion, if this film was not made after the flamboyant and complicated "Howl's Moving Castle", but after "My Neighbor Totoro", maybe there will be less right and wrong and comment.

To be honest, I like this kind of transformation. I always feel that Lao Gong has moved towards making films with complex plot themes after "Spirited Away", or at the beginning of "Red Pig" and "City in the Sky", "Thousands" It's a good fusion, and "Moving Castle" is indeed a bit of a patchwork. Simplifying complexity is the real foundation of a talented director, returning to themes such as family affection and childhood.

And "Princess Goldfish" is the same as many of his past films, adding a strong affection, the little boy and the father of the voyage, and the lighthouse. A little princess with a stern father, and a series of magic.

If there are three Laogong films about family relationships, I think "My Neighbor Totoro", "Firefly" and "Princess Goldfish".

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