Overall Rank: 152
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 393
Theatrical Release Date: 07/12/1997
Genre: Anime, Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Actors: Claire Danes, Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillian Anderson
Plot: A prince leaves his country to find a cure for a disease that was passed onto him by a possessed boar god. He goes east to find a cure and put a stop to what is angering the gods of the forest.
Quick Movie Reviews
The Host - wrote on 10/24/2012
If an animated film can trick you for even a second that you're watching an animated film, then the movie has done it's job.
Yojimbo - wrote on 05/05/2012
Miyazaki's medieval epic is rather more down to earth than much of his other work, featuring the quest of a young prince to find the spirit of the forest to lift a demon's curse that threatens his life. I'm not entirely sure who this film is aimed at; it's too ponderous and lacking in humour for children and a little simplistic in content for adults. The eco message is a little clumsy (essentially humans=bad and nature=good) and whiffs faintly of New Age BS. But it is attractively drawn and scored and is considerably less schmaltzy and contrived than many of it's American counterparts.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/15/2012
This is a prime example of why Miyazaki films are some of the best animation has to offer. "Princess Mononoke" is strikingly beautiful, with several memorable cinematic images. At the same time, the film probes thoughtful philosophical and thematic territory without bogging down the plot and action.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/16/2012
The multiawarded and critically acclaim animated for adults only presents a wonderful story. A giant boar-demon attacks an Emishi village. Prince Ashitaka (Yōji Matsuda) kills the beast but becomes infected which makes him become evil. Ashitaka meets San (Yuriko Ishida) and sees a tree spirit that guides his way. Lady Eboshi shows how town works to defend the village of Iron Town. Toki, one of the villagers, is enamored by Ashitaka. San and Lady Eboshi fight, both stunned by Ashitaka. He is shot but still walks with San on his shoulders. The boars meet San, Moro and Ashitaka. Moro explains Ashitaka about San and the deaths to come.
Sensational screenplay with a few thought provoking lines: Wise woman – “You cannot alter your fate, Prince.” Prince Ashitaka – “What I want …
JTurner - wrote on 05/31/2009
With PRINCESS MONONOKE, Miyazaki churned out a highly acclaimed masterpiece that became the highest grossing movie of Japan, until his later SPIRITED AWAY dethroned it. Darker and more violent than any of Miyazaki's other films, PRINCESS MONONOKE is a dramatic multi-layered story about an Emishi prince who tries to settle the brutal conflict between a clan of human outcasts and the vicious gods of the forest. Most animated movies tend to portray characters as either "heroes" or "villains", but MONONOKE eschews these kinds of stock roles in favor of telling a story in which practically all the characters are flawed figures trying to find their way in the world. I think this makes MONONOKE all the more mesmerizing as a film, combined with the spectacular animation (check out the Forest …
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